Hollow standing nude female figure, red-slipped, with arms outstretched, palms facing down, cap on head. Large, c-shaped ears, open eyes with clearly articulated almond-shaped rims, and slightly opened mouth. Fingers and toes spread, nails articulated.

Standing Female Figure

Jalisco culture , Ameca style, Pre-Columbian

200 BC - AD 100

The cultures of ancient West Mexico associated power and social status with the ownership of land. Proof of ancestry, in the form of deep shaft tombs, was essential to claim property. Multiple chambers in tombs held family members’ human remains and goods including jewelry, obsidian mirrors, vessels for food and drink, and large, hollow ceramic figures like this one.