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Jalisco Standing Female Sculpture - PF.2779
Origin: Mexico (Western)
Circa: 300 BC to 300 AD
Dimensions: 15" (38.1cm) high
Catalogue: V13
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Terracotta


Location: UAE
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The power of this piece is unmistakable; the figure represents a pregnant woman. She stands erect, hands resting on her h1ps and across her stomach that draws attention to the figure's swollen abdomen. Her lines and colors are simple, yet striking. Her face is alert, but, from the two tiny holes in her arms, perhaps we can say she looks vigilant. She once might have been hung at a special altar to the fertility god or maybe she was placed in the home of a pregnant woman to ward off evil spirits. It is obvious she is a lucky charm for the women of her village. There is no doubt that she could still perform her magic today, if called upon. - (PF.2779)

 

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