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Slab Figurine Fragment

Unknown Artist (Jalisco?)

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. The flattened headdress and perhaps hair framing the face is typical of Aztec figurines of the Post-Classic period (1300-1521 CE) although similar slab figurines portraying women have been excavated at sites on the Jalisco coast dating to as early at 500 CE.
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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