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Figurine, West Mexican (Huitzilapa, Jalisco, or Colima)

Artist: Unknown Mexican (Central Veracruzan) Artist Primary
Date: 300-100 BCE
3rd century - 1st century BCE
Dimensions: 5 x 3 in. (12.7 x 7.62 cm)
Object Type: Figurine
Creation Place: North America, Mexico
Medium and Support: Green Stone
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Fass
Accession Number: 2018.09.01
On View: Bellarmine Hall Galleries



Provenance

Purchased at auction by Jacob Fass (1960s); 2003 gift to Fairfield University.



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figurines
Three-dimensional works that represent humans, animals, or mythical beasts at less than half life-size. While the term may be used interchangeably with "statuette" in certain situations, it differs in that a statuette is always free-standing while a figurine may be part of a larger work, such as a decorative detail on a candelabra or mirror.
public domain
Land owned and controlled by the state or federal government. Also, the status of publications, products, and processes that are not protected under patent or copyright.

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