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Amlash steatopygous female statuette

9th-8th century BC

Terracotta

The female figure is hand moulded with stylised features. The tall neck and head with a rounded protrusion indicating the nose.

Short pointed arms are held perpendicular to the body, next to small pricked breasts. The smooth narrow torso flares to exaggeratedly wide hips and short conical legs. A break across the centre and between the legs.

Provenance

Private collection, Neuch√Ętel, Switzerland; acquired July 1966

Literature

Compare Charles Ede, Collecting Antiquities (London, 1976), p.103, no.283

Dimensions

Height 13.9cm

Stock number

10392 IVP
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