Jalisco Seated Female Figure
Protoclassic, ca. 100 B.C. - A.D. 250
Earthenware with light brown and light red slip
height 19 1/4in (49cm)
American Private Collection, acquired prior to 1960
Acquired from the above by the present owner
The exaggerated long head and nose are characteristic traits of Jalisco shaft tomb figures. The head, with its vent hole, is wrapped with a turban, the ears have fancy rings and the shoulders have cicatrice tatoos.