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Pre-Columbian Tlatilco Figure

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Item Details

  • Width:
    1 5/8" Inches
  • Height:
    4 1/4" Inches
  • Period:
    Pre-18th Century
  • Origin:
    America
This diminutive Tlatilco figurine exhibits all of the characteristics of an idealized female in Tlatilco culture.  Her generous thighs, tiny waist and elaborate adornments indicate that she was a representation of either a woman of high status within the community or a Goddess figure.  Situated in the Valley of Mexico the Tlatilco culture flourished from 1200 BCE to 200 BCE, with its main period of artistic production from 1000-700 BCE. 

Tlatilco was one of the first chiefdom centers to arise in the Valley and was influenced artistically by the Olmec style.  The most frequently occurring art from this region are hundreds of female figurines, with detailed depictions of hair styles, clothing and body ornaments which carry valuable information about the real or idealized life style of the Valley's ancient inhabitants.

The name "Tlatilco" comes from the Nahuatl language and means "the place of hidden things".

Circa, 1000-800 BC1 5/8" w x 4 1/4" h

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