16 June 2006
A SYRIAN TERRACOTTA MOLD
CIRCA 1900-1750 B.C.
Rounded on the exterior, the interior sculpted in sunk relief with a standing nude female figure of ample proportions, with broad hips and corpulent thighs, her curving arms with the hands cupping her large breasts, her navel indicated, crosshatching for the pubic triangle, adorned with necklaces, earrings and a headband, her voluminous coiffure arranged in tiers of wavy locks, her large lidded eyes beneath an m-shaped brow
9 9/16 in. (24.3 cm.) long
German Private Collection, 1982.
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For a related mold, found at Mari and now in the Aleppo Museum, see no. 135 in Muhesen et al., Syrie, Mémoire et Civilisation.
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