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This Near Easter Terracotta Miniature Feminine Statuette is considered as a Tell Halaf Statuette, as she features their style, typology and technique.
This Near Easter Terracotta Miniature Feminine Statuette is considered as a Tell Halaf statuette, as she features their style, typology and technique.
5th millenium B.C., 7th millenium B.C.
H : 3.4 cm
Complete, some chips.
This small, beautiful object is composed of two elements: a parallelepiped that serves as a base for two statuettes of young bulls, whose bodies are merged together and placed head to toe.
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.
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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