Sitting in regal splendor, the woman's posture
says nothing more than that she is in charge.
With this type of disposition in the sculpture, she
must have been very important in both her
family and her tribe. Her extensive tattooing only
adds to this. She is only partially clothed; yet the
garment harmonizes beautifully with her tattoos.
The hair on her head has been parted and a
mask has been painted around her eyes. As
someone's ancestor, she would have sat
prominently in the home. Along her face, she
has a variety of geometric designs, including
across. Her arms, legs, stomach, back and even
breasts are tattooed; yet they are all in a
geometric pattern rather than a floral pattern.
Her subtle polychrome coloring adds mystery to
her beauty and a gentle quality to her strength
and undeniable presence. The sculpture
represented the able matriarch during her life
and continues to make her an immortal enigma.