Elder Woman

Old female figure
Pacific Coast, Tumaco Culture. Inguapí Period -700/350

Title: Old female figure
Creator: Pacific Coast (Tumaco) – Inguapí Period
Date: -700/350
Physical Dimensions: w208 x h310 mm
Type: Ceramic
Location: People and Gold in Pre-Hispanic Colombia
Technique: Modeling in clay
Finding: Colombia
Accession number: C13436

The representation of human body was realistically honoured in the Tumaco pottery. This figure depicts fatigue and the effects of time on the skin; a human figure in transit towards death.