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This figurine is typical of Tlatilco figurines in its realistic depiction of items of clothing and headdress. The red, pelletted trousers are very unusual. This piece also displays the slitted eyes so common in Early Pre-Classic figurines.

Female figurine
Central Mexican Pre-Classic
Early Pre-Classic (1200-800 B.C.)
Tlatilco, State of Mexico
Clay with vestiges of red and white pigments
10.8 x 4 x 1.8 cm.
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico.

Photo © Jorge Pérez de Lara