Female Figure

100 BCE–700 CE
Overall: 28.6 x 13.4 x 10.3 cm (11 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 4 1/16 in.)
Location: 232 Andean
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Description

This figure, which may once have worn small garments, might be a tomb offering. Her tapered head reflects the practice of cranial shaping, which may identify her social group and serve as a mark of beauty. Her fleshy hips likely refer to human and plant fertility, since food is the source of such bodily wealth. Her identity is unknown.
Female Figure

Female Figure

100 BCE–700 CE

Peru, South Coast, Nasca

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Fertility Figure?

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