Tlatilco Sculpture of a Woman - PF.0392, Origin: Central Mexico, Circa: 1200 BC to 900 BC, Dimensions: 3.75" (9.5cm) high x 2.25" (5.7cm) wide, Catalogue: V2, Collection: Pre-Columbian, Style: Tlatilco, Medium: Terracotta. This little woman, with her exaggerated belly and hips, bears a striking resemblance to neolithic astarte fertility figures from the Near East. Her function is very likely the same too--she evokes the goddess, the giver of life. Yet there is something warmly human about this piece, with her relaxed pose and carefully combed-out hair. There is no question that the people who created her thought of her as beautiful.