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Maker(s):Unknown
Title:Bottle in the Form of Human Face
Date Made:late 19th or early 20th century
Type:Container
Materials:Earthenware (blackware)
Place Made:North America; Mexico
Measurements:overall: 4 7/8 in x 5 5/8 in x 4 1/2 in; 12.3825 cm x 14.2875 cm x 11.43 cm
Accession Number:  MH SK 2006.2139-6.INV
Credit Line:Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College

Description:
A bottle in the form of a human head with slit eyes and two round openings on the top of the head, hands embracing the head which is standing on two feet. Painted dark brown and polished, with ocre linear incisions in a geometrical order. Right head opening is cracked, the other is cipped inside of the rim.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; bottles

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