Petite Chupicuaro Female Figure

c. 400-100 BC
$480 USD
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W: 2.25" D: 1.5" H: 5.0"
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This standing female figure was crafted in 400-100 BC from the ancient Chupicuaro region of Mexico. The ceramic works of the Chupicuaro people are distinguished by their slanted, coffee-bean shaped eyes and flattened features. This particular ceramic figure carries a message of fertility. The subject is depicted holding her breast, alluding to her role as mother and nurturer. Female figures like these were often used as ritual or burial offerings, meant to provide hope of fertility in life and rebirth in the afterlife.

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