23 May 2007
FIVE TLATILCO FEMALE FIGURES
TYPE D-K, MIDDLE PRECLASSIC, CA. 900 - 600 B.C.
each standing on small incised feet, four with short arms to the sides, one with hands placed to the waist, all with wide facial plane and sunken, pierced eyes and recessed mouths, expanding headdresses, each with grooved geometric decoration, painted overall in reddish brown.
Heights 13 1/4 in. to 9 1/4 in. (33.5 cm. to 23.5 cm.) (5)
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Kassel, Von Kueste Zu Kueste, Staatliche Museen, June 7 - October 1992, pl. 107, illus.
Leiden, Von Kueste Zu Kueste, Rijksmuseum voor Volken Kunde, November 27, 1992 - March 7, 1993.
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