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Figurine of a goddess

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Statuette made of cold hammered silver with gold inlays in the eyes, ears and breasts, and gold leaf boots. It represents a female figure standing and holding her breasts, probably the great Anatolian mother goddess.

Provenance

1979, year-end gift of an anonymous collector to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 16, 1980)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of James Bishop Peabody

Near Eastern, Anatolian, Early Bronze Age, 2500–2300 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 12.7 cm (5 in.)

Accession Number

1979.782

Medium or Technique

Silver and gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture