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Female figurine

Early Aegean
Neolithic Period
about 8000–5000 B.C.


Dimensions

5.8 cm (2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.646

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Reddish-buff clay. Body made in sections pinched together; figure slightly twisted to right; right hand resting on thigh; lower left leg tucked under. Head, left arm and left foot missing. Ends of tresses on shoulders; small clay lumps on arms may be tattoos; protuberant belly and buttocks. Small areas of encrustation.
Perhaps from Thessaly.

Provenance

By date unknown: Michael and Stark Ward Collection (acquired from a European private collection); gift of Michael and Stark Ward to MFA, October 27, 1993

Credit Line

Gift of Michael and Stark Ward