San Juanito Style Jalisco Terracotta Sculpture of a Seated Woman

SKU PF.0846
Circa

300 BC to 300 AD

Dimensions

13.5″ (34.3cm) high x 10″ (25.4cm) wide

Medium

Terracotta

Origin

Western Mexico

Gallery Location

USA


 

The gesture this vivid woman makes with her hands is quite common in the tomb figures of Western Mexico. The gesture is perhaps a ritual of worship – part of the act of praying to the Gods – or a sign of mourning. If the exact nuance of the gesture is unclear, we today have no trouble understanding the deeply felt emotions with which it was made. A remarkable sculpture whose impact remains undiminished by time.

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