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Hunchback Figure
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Hunchback Figure


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Description Chontal is the name given to a group of objects that are less rigidly geometric than Mezcala works. The three-dimensional quality, facial treatment, and hatch marks on the arms identify this figure as Chontal. The meanings of the implements in the hands - perhaps a gourd or "mano" (a cylindrical grinding tool) and a cup - are not known.
Exhibitions
  • Art of the Ancient Americas. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2002-2010.
Provenance Agueda Hernandex, Nyack, New York; Albert Ulrich, Taxco, Mexico; Rebecca Herrero Stokes, New York; Walters Art Museum, 2003, by gift.
Credit Gift of Rebecca Herrero Stokes, 2003

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Period
600-300 BC (Formative)
Medium
greenstone
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
29.5
Measurements
H: 3 15/16 x W: 2 15/16 x D: 2 7/8 in. (10 x 7.5 x 7.3 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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