Figurine of a goddess

Near Eastern, Anatolian
Early Bronze Age
2500–2300 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 12.7 cm (5 in.)

Accession Number

1979.782

Medium or Technique

Silver and gold

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette made of cold hammered silver with gold inlays in the eyes, ears and breasts, and gold leaf boots. It represents a female figure standing and holding her breasts, probably the great Anatolian mother goddess.

Provenance

1979, year-end gift of an anonymous collector to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 16, 1980)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of James Bishop Peabody