STANDING NAKED WOMAN

MICHOACAN Mexico

400 – 100 B.C.

Height : 12.1 cm - Width : 4.4 cm - Depth : 2.4 cm

Solid brown terracotta with traces of manganese oxide.

Provenance

Former collection Guy Joussemet since 1965

Former collection hugues Denis since 1970-1974

Galerie Mermoz Collection since 2006

Sculpture representing a standing woman with shortened arms and rounded thighs. She wears a necklace and earrings. The head is topped by a tall headdress held back by a diadem and made up of locks falling in her back. During the late Pre-classic period, the Michoacan women showed very marked feminine attributes, large hips and ample breasts, which got them the nickname of “Pretty ladies”.