100 Days of Art History Jinjins


Double-faced female figure

I thought this was a really cool figurine because of the double face. Ancient figurines also always have this mystique to them heightens the feeling of otherwordliness that the figures already have. I also liked that it came from a non-European culture. This is from the Valley of Mexico and thousands of years old.

Creating that triple-lensed set of glasses was fun. I always enjoyed a chance to be playful with this project.

Reference image is from the Princeton University Art Museum, where this figure is today. They encourage me to include the following text:

Double-faced female figure, 1200–900 B.C. Early Formative Tlatilco Ceramic with traces of pigment h. 9.5 cm., w. 4.8 cm., d. 2.1 cm. (3 3/4 x 1 7/8 x 13/16 in.) Princeton University Art Museum. Gift of Gillett G. Griffin 1999-245

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