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"Smiling" Figure

300-900
Precolumbian
14 in. (35.6 cm)

Unknown, Remojadas
Mexican

Object Type: Ceramics
Medium and Support: Clay
Credit Line: R.T. Miller Fund
Accession Number: 1954.39
Location: Currently on view
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Smiling figures have been found in abundance in the Remojadas region of Veracruz, Mexico. A flattened head, filed teeth and raised hands are their common features. Many more heads than bodies have been found, possibly as a result of ceremonial decapitations.

These unique figures may represent laughing, happy people associated with a god of dance or music, or perhaps their smiles show the effects of intoxicants fed to victims before they were sacrificed to the gods.
[Gallery label text, 2009]

Provenance
Earl Stendahl Gallery, Hollywood, CA; purchased from them by the Gallery in 1954

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