Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Standing female figure wearing a strap and a necklace, 3rd–early 2nd millennium b.c.; Bronze Age
    Southwestern Arabia
    Sandstone, quartzite; H. 10 5/8 in. (27 cm)
    Purchase, Fletcher, Louis V. Bell, and Rogers Funds, and The Tokyo Shimbun and Friends of Inanna Gifts, 1998 (1998.380)

    This image may have been used in connection with fertility rituals. It represents the beginning of a long sculptural tradition in southwestern Arabia, characterized by extreme simplification and by the containment of the figure within a rectangular space.

    Related


    On view: Gallery 406
    Move Separator Print
    Close
  • Standing female figure wearing a strap and a necklace, 3rd–early 2nd millennium B.C.; Bronze Age
    Southwestern Arabia
    Sandstone, quartzite; H. 10 5/8 in. (27 cm)
    Purchase, Fletcher, Louis V. Bell, and Rogers Funds, and The Tokyo Shimbun and Friends of Inanna Gifts, 1998 (1998.380)

    Move
    Close