Chupicuaro Terracotta Sculpture of a Woman - PF.2225,Origin: Mexico,Circa: 500 BC to 100 BC,Dimensions: 3" (7.6cm) high,Collection: Pre-Columbian,Style: Chupicuaro,Medium: Terracotta. Rendered with a few pinched details of clay, this figure belongs to a tradition of fertility goddesses that is almost as civilization itself. Representing the abundant female form, this little votive height has been buried in an Ancient Mexican tomb to assure rebirth and continuity. She is sister to the near eastern Asterte, the Egyptian Isis, and the classical Aphrodite. Full of a timeless and benevolent energy, she represents the eternally female. No matter what our cultural background, we are drawn to her ageless power.
Ancient Central America & Mexico