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Neo-Babylonian fertility figure

W82

£220.00

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A pottery figure depicting a naked woman with her hands clasped across her waist.
This type of representation is thought to be linked to fertility promotion. The protrusion at the back of the head was probably designed so that the figure could be shown in a lying position rather than upright.

Culture
Mesopotamia, Neo Babylonian or Assyrian, early to mid 1st Millennium BC

Size
12.1 x 3.6 cms

Condition
Repaired on the legs

Provenance
Ex. private collection, Germany; acquired before 1990.

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