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San Juanito Style Jalisco Terracotta Pensada Sculpture - PF.0650
Origin: Western Mexico
Circa: 300 BC to 300 AD
Dimensions: 9.25" (23.5cm) high
Catalogue: V2
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Style: San Juanito
Medium: terracotta

Location: United States
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The out of proportion head rests chin on knee, as if to emphasize the sadness of the features. Is this figure perpetually mourning the deceased person she accompanied to the afterlife? By taking the burden of sadness upon herself, she frees the living to go about happier tasks. - (PF.0650)


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