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Standing Female Figure

800-1100

Gardiner Museum

Gardiner Museum

Nicoya standing pregnant female figure, Late Period V - Early Period VI, holding hands to her bulging thighs. She has a large head with parted lips and crossed eyes. The figure is wearing a head-band, earrings, and elaborate curvilinear body tattoos. It is painted in buff, brown and orange.

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  • Title: Standing Female Figure
  • Date Created: 800-1100
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 30.5 x 14 x 10.2 cm (12 x 5 1/2 x 4 in.)
  • Medium: Red earthenware, pigment, and hand-built.
  • Culture: Nicoya
  • Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner

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