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Jalisco sculpture is characterized, within the broader West Mexico figurine tradition, by its thick-rimmed, romboid-shaped eyes and elongated heads. Whether this figurine is fecundity-related or a mere rendition of an everyday scene remains impossible to say.

Kneeling female figurine
Jalisco cultures
Early to Middle Classic (200-600 A.D.)
Chapala, State of Jalisco
Clay with abundant traces of pigment
26 x 12.7 cm.
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico.

Photo © Jorge Pérez de Lara