2013.15.1: Pre-Columbian Medical Sculpture

Additional Images

2013.15.1: Pre-Columbian Medical Sculpture. Front view
Image No. 3556 Front view; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Pre-Columbian burnished terra-cotta figure, slightly flattened. The head is approximately the same length as the body, there are holes to represent eyes, a mouth and ears/earrings. The face and neck are marked with short vertical lines [dermatological lesions]. Feet and arms are merely suggested with small protrusions.The base of the figure is uneven and chipped.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 2013.15.1
Collection: Ethnography

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 14.5 cm
  • Width: 8 cm
  • Depth: 4.5 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • ceramic

Acquisition Detail