Overall: 70 x 33 x 22.5 cm (27 9/16 x 13 x 8 7/8 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Gruener 1990.169
The position of the figure’s hands on her belly may suggest motherhood.
The female depicted in this sculpture wears a serpent-maw headdress—the female’s head appears within the jaws of the serpent, whose eyes can be seen on the “fan” of stone around the head. Many elite Mesoamerican people of the period are shown wearing similar headdresses, suggesting that such sculptures represent noble women. In the past, they have been interpreted as supernatural beings.
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