This magnificent terracotta effigy is a typical example of the Nayarit manifestations, a style which developed in the western region of Mexico, spanning the two historic eras.
This is an image of a female, dressed in a skirt decorated with white motifs. The upper part of the figure is uncovered, revealing her breasts, and displays a circular headdress on her head, together with bracelets, earrings and nose ring. The figure is holding a cup in one of her hands in an attitude that confers a certain degree of dynamism to the representation.
The intense brownish-red of the clay is characteristic of this culture's terracotta representations, but also for the identically realistic representation of certain species of animals.