This beautifully designed figure is a remarkable
piece that penetrates the heart. This woman is
covered with an intricate pattern from head to toe
and on the back of the head and shoulders as
well. The most poignant feature is the hollowed
out stomach. We relate this type of artistry to a
fertility goddess. This vessel may have once
been used to hold medicinal properties relating
to women's illnesses. Her face is very distinctly
crafted. She is wearing a type of headdress that
illuminates the powerful entity in which we are
dealing with. The eyes appear to be probing into
the illness at hand. They are pronounced by the
definition of the deep grooves of the eyelids and
brow. Her nose stands out, but doesn't take
away from the mouth that is partially open and
contains distinct teeth. Her earlobes are pierced
and her hands are firmly planted to her sides.
The legs share a beautiful tribal pattern that
displays the artist skill in representing symmetry.
The overall quality this effigy vessel transpires is
assurance and strength to the weak and ill. She is
a masterpiece in design and function.