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Probably a companion to a male figurine in an identical stance who wears an identical headpiece, this representation of a woman holds a cup in her right hand and displays multiple earrings and a septum-piercing nose ring.

Female figurine holding an object
Nayarit cultures
Early to Middle Classic (200-600 A.D.)
State of Nayarit
Clay with red burnish, black and white pigments
29.5 cm.
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico.

Photo © Jorge Pérez de Lara