This fine example of the period sits poised,
evoking a sense of determination and elegance.
It is a proud piece exposing the essence of
womanhood. Delicately engraved, the artist has
concentrated on the designs about the face and
limbs, which are etched through a black glaze
and then enhanced with a white pigment. This
particular method of ornamentation is typical of
Heurta ware. The markings are geometric in
style and ritualistic in design. The encircled
breasts and round stomach depict the serene
beauty of a woman in childbirth. Her legs are
opened, exposing her pubic area. She has a face
demanding attention and conveying the inner
secrets of motherhood. The artist has rendered
the facial features with intricate precision
exemplifying her aquiline nose and brilliant eyes.
Her ears are adorned with ear spools. She wears
a stylized headdress that is typical of the region
she comes from. This masterpiece breaths with
energy of times long gone by, yet still pervades
the world in which we live today.