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Nayarit Vessel in the Form of a Woman - PF.1172
Origin: Western Mexico
Circa: 300 BC to 300 AD
Dimensions: 9.25" (23.5cm) high x 8" (20.3cm) wide
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Terracotta

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Highly stylized in shape, this plump woman would have served as a container for a tomb offering of food or drink. Her rounded base was probably intended to fit comfortably into the dirt floor of the tomb as she kept vigil through eternity. Her obvious sexuality evokes the sensuous joys of life in this world, and the hope for rebirth and renewal in the next. Though her features are serene, even contemplative, she appears to be very old and very wise, possessed of secrets that are more ancient than time itself. - (PF.1172)

 

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