|Dimensions||1 3/4 x 1 1/4 x 1/2 in. (4.45 x 3.18 x 1.27 cm)|
|Credit Line||Bates College Museum of Art, Marsden Hartley Memorial Collection, Gift of Norma Berger, 1955.1.109|
The heart-shaped head is diagnostic of Teotihuacan figurines beginning during Miccaotli times (150-200 CE) and extending to the Metepec phase (650-750 CE). The rounded contours of the head suggest this figurine belongs to the earlier corpus (c. 200-400 CE). The piece may be the torso of an articulated figure, a unique artifact type found at Teotihuacan. These puppet-like figurines primarily depict women; some have lines across their lower torso indicating a female who has given birth. Articulated figurines first appear during Tzacualli phase (1-150 CE) and continue through to the Metepec phase (650-750 CE). The earlier ones have only articulated legs whereas the later versions have movable arms and legs.
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