Jalisco Sculpture of a Seated Woman Holding a Bowl - PF.4371,Origin: Western Mexico,Circa: 300 BC to 300 AD,Dimensions: 6.25" (15.9cm) high,Collection: Pre-Columbian,Style: Jalisco,Medium: Terracotta. There are some character types that are universal and timeless, such as a woman in a domestic setting. This engaging lady seems to be saying, "Welcome to my kitchen"! We are immediately presented with a bowl, which she holds firmly with both hands. Perhaps it contains freshly washed beans or vegetables ready for the pot. Her cheerful expression invites us to have a bite for ourselves. This woman is a true matriarch and definitely in charge. With her breasts and waist bare, and a scarf or soft hat on her head, she is ready for some serious cooking!
Ancient Central America & Mexico