Ancient Near Eastern. <em>Female Figurine</em>, ca. 1000-800 B.C.E. Clay, height: 7 1/2 in. (19 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, NYC, in memory of James F. Romano, 2015.65.25. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Photograph courtesy of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, New York, CUR.2015.65.25_Sackler_Foundation_image.jpg)

Female Figurine

Artist:Ancient Near Eastern

Medium: Clay

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1000-800 B.C.E.

Dimensions: height: 7 1/2 in. (19 cm) width: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)


Accession Number: 2015.65.25

Image: CUR.2015.65.25_Sackler_Foundation_image.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
A figure with a round almost disk-like face applied to the columnar form that serves as neck, head and top-knot or head gear. The face has a protruding triangular nose; two concentric circles surrounding a central dot form each eye. The unarticulated arms curve like loops from the shoulders; the hands, without indication of fingers, are held to the chest. Similarly, the legs have no joints or other details, simply descending with a slight inward curve from the hips.

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