Jalisco Sculpture of a Standing Woman - PF.4374,Origin: Western Mexico,Circa: 300 BC to 300 AD,Dimensions: 7.125" (18.1cm) high x 3.875" (9.8cm) wide,Collection: Pre-Columbian,Style: Jalisco,Medium: Terracotta. Here is a very determined lady. She appears ready for confrontation, perhaps with the gods or a spouse! The attractive orange paint is very carefully applied to certain areas of her body. There is a band of color above her belly button that sweeps gently past her breast, over her shoulder and around her back. A provocative waistband divides off into two sections over her genitals and slashes down on the upper portion of her thighs. The lower portions of her arms and legs are also darkened, making her seem even more intimidating. Yet, it is in her face the true character comes through. A feeling of gentleness rests in the partially closed eyes. The mouth, slightly open, seems hesitant to speak. Despite her posture there is a sense of vulnerability about her. Perhaps she is not so tough after all!
Ancient Central America & Mexico