With her arms akimbo and hands planted firmly
on wide hips, (the usual pose for females); this
woman stands very erect on strong, thick legs.
Her small black eyes stare from under thick
black eyebrows, her mouth is open revealing a
row of teeth. In the style of Galo Polychrome her
body is nearly covered in designs of red and
black slip. The symmetrical patterns are best
observed on the legs and arms, the torso having
as a focal point a large red triangle at the middle
of the chest. The arms are disproportionately
small in relation to the legs, which serves to
extenuate the fact she is pregnant. Such figures
as this one may have been part of cult practices,
or simply depictions of every day life; though
reserved for the elite who could afford them.
Whether as a symbol of fertility or purely as an
aesthetic object, this sculpture signifies a very
high level of achievement in the ceramic arts.