Sumerian steatite votive female figureW25
A small fragmentary carved steatite votive figure in the form of a standing female offerant with hands clasped to her chest and wearing long robes.
Mesopotamia, Sumerian, late 3rd Millennium BC
4.7 x 1.8 cms, 6.8 cms including stand
Fragment as seen in the photographs, the back of the figure is partially covered in accretions
Ex. private collection, Locarno, Switzerland, acquired 1990; then with Galerie Serodine, Ascona, Switzerland.
Mounted on a stained hardwood display block