Ulua-style figure of a woman

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Culture/People
probably Maya (archaeological culture) (attributed)
Previous owner
Dr. James Edward Austin (Dr. J. E. Austin), Non-Indian, 1865-1916
Possible seller
Dr. James Edward Austin (Dr. J. E. Austin), Non-Indian, 1865-1916
Object Name
Ulua-style figure of a woman
Media/Materials
Pottery
Techniques
Coiled/hand built, modeled
Dimensions
9 x 12.7 cm
Object Type
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place
Río Ulúa; Honduras
Date created
300 BC–AD 300 (Pre-Classic period)
Collection History
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Dr. James Edward Austin (1865-1916, a physician with the United Fruit Company who was stationed in Honduras from about 1906 to 1915); purchased by George Heye from Dr. Austin or a member of his family in 1915.
Catalog Number
4/3872
Barcode
043872.000
See related items
Maya (archaeological culture)
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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