Colima Sculpture of a Standing Woman - PF.1974,Origin: Western Mexico,Circa: 300 BC to 300 AD,Dimensions: 5" (12.7cm) high x 1.5" (3.8cm) wide,Collection: Pre-Columbian,Style: Colima,Medium: Terracotta. This little woman is rendered with lively energy and a genuinely human warmth. Though she is nude, her elaborate hairstyle suggests her aristocratic status. She also appears to be pregnant, and this probably gives a clue to her ancient function. Placed in a tomb, she would have offered the promise of rebirth, renewal, the continuity of life. Her message is eternal, fundamental, relevant no matter what other changes progress might bring.
Ancient Central America & Mexico