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Sculpture in the round - Votive figurines

Terracotta female figurine, Halaf, 6th millennium BC, 8.8 cm.

Terracotta female figurine, Halaf, 6th millennium BC, 8.8 cm.

© Bavarian State Archaeological Collection, Munich
Baked clay votive figurines, Euphrates region, Early Bronze Age IV (2300 – 2000 BC), max. height 21.8 cm.

Baked clay votive figurines, Euphrates region, Early Bronze Age IV (2300 – 2000 BC), max. height 21.8 cm.

© Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels

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Material
Ceramics | Clay | Terracotta
Type
Sculptures | Portrait | Architectural elements
Details
Ceramic (clay, terracotta). Female figurines with emphasized sexual features, sometimes painted or with one or more beak-like heads and jewellery. Figures standing, sitting, riding horses or playing musical instruments. Greek and Roman examples may have distinct drapery folds. Height: 10-20 cm.
Red List
Emergency Red List of Syrian Cultural Objects at Risk
Countries
Syria
Period
Prehistory to Islamic era (6th millennium BC - 15th century AD)