User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Schematic female figurine

Start collecting

Female figurine carved from bone with incised and pierced designs.


By the mid 1990s: Harlan J. and Pamela M. Berk Collection (said to have been purchased from a dealer in London or New York between the late 1980s to the mid 1990s); gift of Harlan J. and Pamela M. Berk to MFA, December 2002

Credit Line

Gift of Harlan J. and Pamela M. Berk

Early European, Balkan, Chalcolithic Period, about 4500–4000 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Central Balkans, probably Romania


Height x width x depth: 5.2 x 1.9 x 0.2 cm (2 1/16 x 3/4 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World