Female Figure

Female Figure

400-300 B.C.
Culture
Chupícuaro
Locale
Guanajuato
Country
Mexico
figure, female
Earthenware with colored slips
Museum Purchase
1968.157
. Female Figure. 400-300 B.C.. Earthenware with colored slips. Museum Purchase. 1968.157.
Dimensions
height: 10.75 in, 27.3050 cm; width: 4.75 in, 12.0650 cm; depth: 2.5 in, 6.3500 cm
Department
Mayer Center, Art of the Ancient Americas
Collection
Art of the Ancient Americas

Female Figure
Chupícuaro
About 400–300 B.C.
Mexico, Guanajuato
Earthenware with colored slips
Museum purchase, 1968.157

Small female figurines with elaborate coiffures and jewelry were common burial offerings at the site of Chupícuaro, Guanajuato.  Larger, hollow figures with slip-painted body patterns are less common.  This figure's wide hips and hand placement suggest pregnancy.