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Female figurine

Reddish-buff clay. Body made in sections pinched together; figure slightly twisted to right; right hand resting on thigh; lower left leg tucked under. Head, left arm and left foot missing. Ends of tresses on shoulders; small clay lumps on arms may be tattoos; protuberant belly and buttocks....

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By date unknown: Michael and Stark Ward Collection (acquired from a European private collection); gift of Michael and Stark Ward to MFA, October 27, 1993

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Gift of Michael and Stark Ward

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

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The Ancient World