Pre-Columbian Art / Jalisco Seated Female - PF.1434,Origin: Mexico (Western),Circa: 300 BC to 300 AD,Dimensions: 8.625" (21.9cm) high,Collection: Pre-Columbian,Medium: Terracotta. As we hold this voluptuous figure in our hands today, we are linked across time with the person who last held her centuries ago. From this single clue, what can we know about the individual? Most probably she was female, for the sculpture was intended to accompany the deceased through eternity in her stead. In appearance and costume, she may have shared certain traits, probably youth and the aristocratic profile. We can imagine her feelings of sadness and loss, for such emotions have hardly changed with time. Suddenly, the centuries dissolve, and we feel ourselves intimately in the prescence of someone very real, whose spirit resides just beneath the surface of the clay.
Ancient Central America & Mexico