Female Figurine Head

Unidentified Valdivia maker


2100-1700 BCE

Brown terracotta

Overall: 2 3/16 × 1 3/4 × 1 in. (5.5 × 4.4 × 2.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Dr. Norman and Ruth L. Simon, Class of 1936



Place Made: Ecuador, South America


2000-1000 BCE

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view

Course History

PHIL 23, Philosophy of Art, John Kulvicki, Winter 2013

Exhibition History

Gene Y. Kim, Class of 1985, Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 18, 2005-January 21, 2008.

Oculate Beings and Horrible Birds: Image and Meaning in Ancient Andean Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 30, 1999-November 5, 2000, no. 16.


Ruth Lichtenberg Simon (1917-2010) and Dr. Norman Simon (1914-1985), Class of 1936, Scarsdale, New York; given to present collection, 1984.

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