5 December 2012
AN IRANIAN TERRACOTTA FEMALE FIGURE
CIRCA EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
With exaggeratedly broad hips and buttocks, and thick tapering legs, her pubic triangle slightly raised, with round sloping shoulders and curving arms, her hands resting on her abdomen below her small conical breasts, the nipples articulated, the heart-shaped face high on her columnar neck, with a pronounced nose, the eyes formed of incised concentric circles, her ears with multiple perforations, wearing a three-tiered crown, her long braided locks cascading down the back of her neck
19 5/8 in. (49.9 cm.) high
with Farhadi & Anavian, New York, 1964.
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For a similar example, but with a less ornate headdress, see no. 104 in Kawami, Ancient Iranian Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections.
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