Late Bronze Age; c. 1400-1200 B.C.
Mould made with accentuated breasts and abdomen this figure is one of many that was mass produced at this time suggesting such figures were prevalent. The figure is adorned with various kinds of jewelry including necklaces, bracelets, and anklets. The lines on her abdomen and pubic area may represent decorated garments or additional jewelry and pubic hair. Details such as the hair, toes, nipples and some facial features are defined while other areas such as the arms are very crudely delineated.
Over 40 similar examples can be found in The British Museum after a cache of these figures was excavated by W.K. Loftus is Susa in 1852.
5.3 x 1.7 inches (13.46 x 4.32 cms)
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Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority.
D. Collon, Ancient Near Eastern art (London, The British Museum Press, 1995)
P.O. Harper, J. Aruz, and F. Tallon, The royal city of Susa (New York, Metropolitan Museum, 1992)
J. Curtis, 'William Kennett Loftus and his excavations at Susa', Iranica Antiqua-4, 28 (1993), pp. 1-55
Ancient Near East