Apr 26, 2011
Apr 26, 2011

Standing Female Figurine

Standing Female Figurine

1200-400 BC

Ceramic with pigment

Overall: 9 x 4.7 x 2.6 cm (3 9/16 x 1 7/8 x 1 in.)

Bequest of Jane Taft Ingalls 1962.250

Location

Did you know?

This figurine represents the best-known type found in graves at Tlatilco, an early farming village.

Description

This figurine represents the best-known type found in graves at Tlatilco, an early farming village on the outskirts of Mexico City. The type is known as the “pretty lady” after its representatives’ sweet faces, fancy hairstyles, pinched waists, and flaring hips and thighs.

See also
Collection: 
AA - Mesoamerica
Department: 
Art of the Americas
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic

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