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Terracotta relief

1000 - 1521
Unknown Artist (Nayarit?)

This style of figurine, usually rendering females, is found throughout the central highlands including West Mexico where the female figurine tradition was prevalent for 1500 years.
See Bell, Betty, 1971, “Archaeology of Nayarit, Jalisco, and Colima. In Handbook of Middle American Indians, Vol. II, Part 2. University of Texas Press, Austin, pp. 694-753; Taube, Karl, 1988, The Albers Collection of Pre-Columbian Art. Hudson Hills Press, New York.

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