Jalisco Sculpture of a Seated Woman - PF.0551,Origin: Jalisco, Mexico,Circa: 300 BC to 300 AD,Dimensions: 10" (25.4cm) high,Collection: Pre-Columbian,Style: Jalisco,Medium: Terracotta. Wearing a peaked 'soft' cap this female shows elongation of the occipital bone characteristic of Jalisco style. Her face is slightly turned downwards at an angle, with mouth open, eyes containing fillets with the left one higher than the right, which gives her an amused expression. The arms are attached to the sides having only minimal definition, as if to emphasize the broadness of her chest. Her 'sarong' (worn by most Jalisco female scultures) is decorated with circles or 'pellets' done in white slip, contrasting nicely against the red. These circles lend energy to the entire figure, just as the tilt of the head creates a certain feeling of warmth highly suitable to her maternal image.
Ancient Central America & Mexico