San Juanito Style Jalisco Terracotta Sculpture of a Kneeling Pregnant Woman - PF.3837 Origin: Western Mexico Circa: 300
AD Dimensions:11.375" (28.9cm) high x 6.375" (16.2cm) wide Collection: Pre-Columbian Medium: Terracotta
To our absolute delight, this pregnant mother
appears as though she is ready to have her baby.
The artist has sensitively sculpted her full tummy
and has emphasized her belly button.
Interesting long arms cross above her tummy
and she wears arm bracelets and beautiful
earrings. Certainly, she is a lady of importance.
Her forehead is high and the artist in depicting
her expression has paid special attention. Her
expression may be perceived differently by each
of us. This is the gift the artist has given to us.
A turban adorns her high forehead and long
immaculately cut hair softly flows down her neck.
The ancient artist so softly sculpts her. Her
entire body swells and moves harmoniously to
the beat of two hearts. How fortunate we are to
dream of her life and the baby-to-be and of the
culture she once belonged to.