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Figure of a woman
Nayarit (Mexico) 500 a.C. - 500 d.C.

Terracotta

38 x 26 x 10 cm

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.

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