Woman effigy vessel - ROM2007_9013_1


Woman effigy vessel

Maker: Zapotec
Geography: Oaxaca, Mexico
Date: 600-800 AD
Period: Xoo phase
28 x 19 x 25 cm
Object number: 917.4.63
On view
Gallery Location:Shreyas and Mina Ajmera Gallery of Africa, the Americas and Asia-Pacific
DescriptionThis effigy vessel depicts a kneeling woman holding small bowl to her lips. The vessel was covered in red pigment and has traces of stucco on its back and bottom, suggesting that it was likely built into a wall or niche. Effigies like this one were often used to decorate the collective tombs of elite Zapotec families.
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