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Seated Hunchbacked Dwarf

A work made of ceramic and pigment.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of ceramic and pigment.


300–400 CE


Colima, Mexico

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On View, Gallery 136


Arts of the Americas




Seated Hunchbacked Dwarf


Western Mexico (Object made in)

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300 CE–400 CE


Ceramic and pigment


34.3 × 25.4 × 20 cm (13 1/2 × 10 × 7 7/8 in.)

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Gift of Neal Ball, Mrs. Roy Evan Barr, Mr. and Mrs. William D. Berger, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin A. Bergman, Mrs. Leigh B. Block, Hans C. Cahen, Helen Marie Crone Trust, Reverend Richard J. Douaire, Linda Einfeld, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Figeley, Michael Fortino, Merle B. Gordon, Dr. and Mrs. Melvin R. Guttman, Frank B. Hubachek, Mrs. John V. McGuire, Gwendolyn Miller and Herbert Baker, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Miller, Mary Kirk Newcomb in memory of Paulene Kirk, Fred Novy and Edward Pinsel, Meryl Pinsof Platt, Barbara Rose, Anna L. Unzicker, Peter G. Wray, Theodore N. Zekman; purchased with funds provided by Winter and Hirsch, Inc.

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