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Greco-Roman molded glass statuette / amulet of a crouching woman from the 3rd century B.C. – 2nd century A.D. Complete and in good condition despite few chips and cracks.
2nd century A.D., 3rd century B.C.
H: 3.4 cm
Complete and in good condition despite few chips and cracks. Right tiptoe is broken.
This head was virtually carved in the round, but would have been inserted into a relief or a wall, as suggested by the rough rendering of the upper and, especially, the posterior part of the skull.
Like almost all Syrian terracotta statuettes dated to this period, this figurine was hand-modeled in a very stylized, almost instinctive manner; it is seated on a simplified stool.
This statue was cast into a rosy beige clay covered with a white slip. The old woman, is seated on a stool; her face is covered with a grotesque mask and her gaze directed toward the baby she holds in her naked arms.
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