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Ceramic effigy urn of seated male figure / Mesoamerican; Zapotec

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Ceramic effigy urn. Seated male figure. Possibly Cocijo, the Zapotec god of lightning and rain. Zapotec urns are often called funerary urns because they are typically found in ritual burials.

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Title(s): 
Ceramic effigy urn of seated male figure
Culture: 
Mesoamerican; Zapotec
Date: 
500 BCE - 700 CE
Period: 
Late Preclassic to Classic
Place: 
Monte Albán, Oaxaca, Mexico
Materials/Techniques: 
clay
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
54.7758
Department: 
Not On View

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