Marble female figure

Period: Final Neolithic

Date: 4500–4000 B.C.

Culture: Cycladic

Medium: Marble

Dimensions: H. 8 7/16 in. (21.4 cm)

Classification: Stone Sculpture

Credit Line: Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971

Accession Number: 1972.118.104

Description

The figure represents a rare type known as steatopygous, characterized by particularly full legs and buttocks, and is undoubtedly indicative of fertility.

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