This ivory figure finds its closest parallels in a bronze figure and an ivory figure from the "Treasure of Ur" found in Mari and now in the National Museum in Damascus, Syria. See nos. 82-83, p. 142 in Aruz, ed., Art of the First Cities, The Third Millennium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus. See also an ivory figure in the Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem, no. 196, pl. XII and pp. 227-229 in Muscarella, ed., Ladders to Heaven, Art Treasures from Lands of the Bible. According to Muscarella (op. cit., p. 228), female figures of similar proportion, composition and stylization from the mid 3rd millennium have been found throughout the Near East, as far north as Anatolia and as far south as Palestine. He compares these with the female figures in marble manufactured in the Aegean in the same era.