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Steatopygic female figure

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Figurine of a seated female, broken off at the torso.


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 Aegean, Early Neolithic Period, about 6800–5600 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Thessaly, Greece


Height x width x depth: 3.7 x 3.3 x 2.8 cm (1 7/16 x 1 5/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World