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.

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”.

Provenance:

-Ancient collection of Guy Joussemet.