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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1890,0921.5

  • Description

    Marble figure of a woman - Plastiras type.
    The face is pointed and worked to a flat cone in front to indicate the nose; the neck much elongated, the breasts not marked. The upper arms are separated from the body, the lower arms meet across the body in the centre. Slight vulva triangle; huge rounded hips; the legs widely separated and rounded; the kneecaps, ankles and feet are shown. The naturalism of the lower limbs contrasts with the primitive character of the upper half. Spinal groove.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 3000BC-2800BC
  • Production place

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  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 19.8 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    BM Sculpture

    Perrot and Chipiez, Hist. de l’Art, VI, p. 741, fig. 333; Wolters in Ath. Mitt., 1891, p. 49, fig. 1.

  • Bibliography

    • Sculpture A27 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    The legs rejoined.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1890

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1890,0921.5


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