Ancient Near Eastern. <em>Female Figurine</em>, ca. 1200-700 B.C.E. Clay, 8 1/4 x 2 15/16 x 1 15/16 in. (21 x 7.5 x 5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, NYC, in memory of James F. Romano, 2015.65.8. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Photograph courtesy of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, New York, CUR.2015.65.8_Sackler_Foundation_image.jpg)

Female Figurine

Artist:Ancient Near Eastern

Medium: Clay

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1200-700 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 8 1/4 x 2 15/16 x 1 15/16 in. (21 x 7.5 x 5 cm)


Accession Number: 2015.65.8

Image: CUR.2015.65.8_Sackler_Foundation_image.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
A simplified figure with a tall stalk-like torso and neck formed from one piece of clay with smooth rounded ball added to the front for the head. Two small triangular projections at the sides suggest arms. A small projection to the figure’s left suggests a breast. In contrast to the elongated body the hips are broad and rounded, the buttocks protruding sharply in back. The legs taper to tiny stump-like feet with rounded bottoms, making clear that the figure was not made to stand on its own.

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