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Figurine of a woman

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Terracotta figurine of a large female. It is molded in relief. The figure is missing below the knees. She is wearing wig-like headdress and, possibly, a bodice. Her hands are at her breast possibly holding an object. Details are incised. The surface is worn. Same as 28.60.

Provenance

From Sumer. 1928: purchased by the MFA along with 28.11 for $45. (Accession date: February 2, 1928)

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Sumerian, Sumerian, 2900–1800 B.C.

Object Place

Sumer

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 10.5 x 6.5 x 2.3 cm (4 1/8 x 2 9/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

28.12

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture