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White on red is a very common color scheme of Chupícuaro earthenware, including figurines. The lightning-like motif that covers the chest and the face of this particular character might be a reference to some sort of shamanistic ritual.
Hollow standing figurine
Middle Pre-Classic (400 B.C. - 100 A.D.)
Chupícuaro, State of Guanajuato
Clay with red burnish and white and black pigments
17.2 x 8.5 cm.
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico.
Photo © Jorge Pérez de Lara