Male Human Figurine (front)

Stature and design are characteristic of Chupícuaro male representations, but significant departures from the true style identify this as a modern fake, slipped into the collection during the first wave of enthusiasm for Chupícuaro figurines following the 1946 excavation. The crossed belt over the loins, button-like hair ornament, small toe on each foot, noticeably subdued coffee-bean shaped eyes, and naturalistic perforations for nostrils instead of the usual punctate indications, all denote the figurine was crafted in the 20th Century. Buff earthenware, unpolished, traces of red and white paint.

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