During this period ( ca. 500 -800
particularly fine ceramics were produced
as Galo Polychrome. They are
their burnished surface, technical
vivid colors of oranges, maroons,
black in intricate designs. Subject
often of full figures or effigy heads.
see a splendid woman elaborately
of her body is covered in designs,
representing tattooing or body paint.
patterns are so precise as to indicate a
purpose. Her breasts are encircled in a
shape. The legs are bare to the knee
begins vertical and horizontal lines
straps. The feet are solidly painted as
represent sandals. She wears a slim
and a soft cap. A circle on her forehead
lines radiating outwards suggests the
interesting feature is the long braid of
she holds with her left hand. The other
placed confidently on her hip. She may
been a sorceress or representation of a
deity- in any case her presence is both
commanding and entrancing.