Female Figure

Female Figure

A.D. 1000-1500
Culture
Trujillo
Locale
Western Venezuela
Country
Venezuela
Style/Tradition
Trujillo Style
sculpture
Earthenware with colored slips
Gift of Frederick and Jan Mayer
2005.94
. Female Figure. A.D. 1000-1500. Earthenware with colored slips. Gift of Frederick and Jan Mayer. 2005.94.
Dimensions
height: 9.6875 in, 24.6063 cm
Department
Mayer Center, Art of the Ancient Americas
Collection
Art of the Ancient Americas

Female Figure
Trujillo style
Western Venezuela
About A.D. 1000–1500
Earthenware with colored slips
Gift of Frederick and Jan Mayer, 2005.94

This exceptionally large Trujillo style figure portrays a curvaceous young woman. Her arms akimbo stance and facial expression project saucy confidence. Both face and body are elaborately painted, probably for a social or ritual event.

Exhibition History
  • "Grand Gestures: Dance Drama Masquerade"—Denver Art Museum, [12/13/2015 - 12/11/2016]