Female figurine

Earthenware female figure, solid clay, with stylized, very thick, tubular legs and head. Buttocks are very large and protrude back; legs are pushed up as if the figure is sitting. Arms are thick and triangular, stubby. Almost round, hemispherical modelled breasts. Incised line between buttocks. Coarse red-brown clay, with numerous inclusions.

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Historical period(s)
Iron Age I - II, 1350-800 BCE
Medium
Orange-red clay
Dimensions
H x W x D: 27.8 x 14.7 x 9.9 cm (10 15/16 x 5 13/16 x 3 7/8 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Gift of Joan and Frank Mount
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1996.103
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Sculpture
Type

Figure: female

Keywords
Iran, Iron Age I (ca. 1450 - 1250 BCE), Iron Age II (ca. 1250 - 800 BCE), woman, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1966
Samuel Dubiner, Tel Aviv, to 1966 [1]

From 1966 to 1996
Frank and Joan Mount, Alexandria, VA, purchased from Samuel Dubiner in 1966

From 1996
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Frank and Joan Mount in 1996

Notes:

[1] According to Provenance Remark 1 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Frank and Joan Mount
Samuel Dubiner

Description

Earthenware female figure, solid clay, with stylized, very thick, tubular legs and head. Buttocks are very large and protrude back; legs are pushed up as if the figure is sitting. Arms are thick and triangular, stubby. Almost round, hemispherical modelled breasts. Incised line between buttocks. Coarse red-brown clay, with numerous inclusions.

Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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