The name "Jalisco" is believed to be derived from the Nahuatl words "xalli" (sand, gravel) and "ixtli," which means "face," or by extension, plane. Thus, the word Jalisco would literally mean "sandy place." The first inhabitants of Jalisco were nomadic tribes traveling through the area en route to the south.
Size: c.16 x 20 cm Period: c. 100 B.C. - 250 AD Material: Terracotta Condition: Some chipping on his right fingers and toes, otherwise intact. Provenance: Collection of Albert J. and Monique Grant, NYC., acquired 1950s-60s, collection #250.