CULTURE: Jalisco ORIGIN: West Mexico AGE: CA. 300 B. C. - 300 A. D. SIZE: 2 1/2“ in width by 7” in height DESCRIPTION: A particularly elegant terra cotta solid molded “pretty lady” from West Mexico. She is standing with legs slightly akimbo with her arms raised and her hands resting on her chin. She is showing early signs of pregnancy with a slightly swollen abdomen and large full breasts mostly covered by her raised arms as in a stance of modesty. Her head is beautiful in its elongation with a prominent aquiline nose and deeply incised coffee bean eyes. She has a slightly upturned mouth which gives her a contented and happy demeanor. She has large ear ornaments and a finely wrapped head piece framing her forehead. She has two small holes drilled below her chin which extend all the way through her body so she could be worn as a pendant should her owner desire. A drilled piece of this type is truly rare. Remnants of the original white and red pigments are still visible from the time she was created. The piece comes complete with a museum quality black metal stand which allows her to be shown at her finest. They don’t come much better than this! She is exceptional alone as a work of art or would make a fine addition to any quality collection.