Highly-polished female figurine with hands folded below breasts

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Details

  • Title

    Highly-polished female figurine with hands folded below breasts

  • Associated place

    Konya (Chukur Kend, Pisidia) (find spot)
  • Date

    8500 BC - 3000 BC
  • Material and technique

    steatite

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    4.5 cm (height)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by H.A. Ormerod, 1911.

  • Museum location

    Ground floor | Gallery 19 | Ancient Near East
  • Museum department

    Antiquities

  • Accession no.

    AN1911.290

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  • Catalogue text

    Standing; nude; green steatite, ("serpentine"), the lower part of the body lighter in colour than the higher; apart from a slight projection of the buttocks the back of the figurine is flat; the top of the head is rounded with the ears rendered by notches cut into the stone. Small incisions denote the eyes, the mouth indicated by a gash, but the nose is omitted. The arms are folded across the chest, indicated only by grooves above and below; wide hips taper into the legs, which are short with the feet simply rendered by an incised line at the ankles; incised lines render the pubic triangle and the division between the legs.

    In: Moorey, P. R. S., Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005)

Further reading

Moorey, P. R. S., Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005), 8, p.35, illus. p.35

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