This standing figure is so abstract that it should
be judged by its vitality as well as its beauty.
Eyes, mouth, breast and body definitions are
merely suggested by narrow groves. This
sculpture has an inherent energy independent of
what it represents. The way the artist conveyed
this energy was by suggesting rather than
imitating reality. This way of conveying energy
became unique to this area of Ancient Meso-
America referred to as Mezcala. Female Mezcala
figures are very rare which makes this piece
extremely important. It has its own unique
language of space and monumental form
regardless of its size. The language and energy
of this standing figure comes across with such
force that it summons our undivided attention.