Figure of a seated woman, with headdress and necklace. The unnatural sitting style is probably designed to allow the figurine to stand-up rather than indicate a deformity. The looping arms are probably be designed to act as handles. I cannot recall if the piece had an opening at the top, but the other design features suggest this is a bottle of some sort. From Nayarit in Western Mexico and dated to the Classic Era, 300BC to 900AD.
© Robin Heyworth, 30th December 2001