Female figurine

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


Dimensions

5.7 cm (2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1991.243

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The figurine had modeled hips and thighs with incised lines marking pubic area and legs. Three small incisions below right breast may indicate a hand. Broken at neck and just above knees. Sandy buff clay.

Provenance

By 1991: Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg Collection (said by the donors to come from Thessaly and to have been acquired from a dealer in London in April 1989); gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg to MFA, March 27, 1991

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg