People of the Jaguar

Two-faced figurine

This figurine symbolizes transformation and the union of opposites. On one side is a man wearing red pants; on the other, a woman wearing a wraparound dress and a necklace with a large bead. Both faces have prominent noses and sloping foreheads, the Classic elite profile created by clamping the forehead of a newborn between two boards for a number of months.

Jalisco, southwestern Mexico
Canadian Museum of Civilization, XXI-A-51