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Pregnant standing woman - Michoacan
Pregnant standing woman - Michoacan - Ancient Art Style
Ref : 84196
Period :
BC to 10th century
Provenance :
MICHOACAN - Mexico, 400 - 200 B.C.
Medium :
Beige solid terracotta with traces of red pigment
Dimensions :
l. 2.44 inch X H. 4.49 inch X P. 1.26 inch
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Pregnant standing woman - Michoacan

Condition: Intact
Object sold with a certificate of authenticity

The head is sunk into the shoulders. The mouth is signified by a small jag. The nose is straight and long. The almond shaped eyes are in relief. She is adorned with circular earrings and a large necklace with a central pendant. The head is topped by a sophisticated headdress with interlaced ribbons and coffee bean shaped motifs.

Fingers and toes are marked by thin grooves. Legs are slightly apart. Thighs and hips are large and the belly is round. The bottom and the breasts are generous forming a sensual silhouette with accentuated curves which are emphasized by the slenderness of the back. The attributes of fecundity are obvious while the arms are short and thick.

Michoacán culture was located in the state of the same name in Western Mexico. It is reputable for the quality of its terracotta production, always full of life. This standing woman is an artistic masterpiece revealed by the meticulousness used to depict certain details and incised motifs and by the control of the pastillage technique. The round volumes convey an incredible grace to the piece therefore reflecting a sensual vision of women.

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