This colorful polychrome hand-modeled solid clay figurine (MAB.188) depicts a seated mother holding an infant in her lap. Measuring 6 3/8" in height, her right arm has been glued, the infant's elongated cap is missing, and a flat plait of hanging hair on the mother's back appears to be gone (based on the irregular lower edge at the base of her hair). Dating c.200BC-100AD in the Pre-Classic period, it is attributed to the Jalisco group of West Mexico and is graded at a 7-8. Even with the almost unnoticeable damage, the artistry of this charming piece quickly draws the eye. A purchase comes with a small display card, our certificate guaranteeing authenticity, a regional map highlighting the area in which the item was found, and.... if requested....an extensive list of available reference books for sale from the library of the original owner. Please ask any question by either referring to the Item Number (5-7 digits long) or the Stock number (MAB.188) in the upper left portion of this page. NOTE: if you would like to view a large number of our various listings, and at the same time limit your browsing, try our ‘TWELVE different items on a single page format’ by simply spelling out the word TWELVE in the search box. That will quickly bring up all of our listings that have twelve different items on a page, each individually priced! And if you want to further refine the group, add one or two additional modifiers at the same time such as ‘Indian, Precolumbian, Stone, Pot, Gold, Jewelry, etc.’ Any item that has been sold will be so noted on its photograph.