STANDING NAKED WOMAN
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”.