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Female Figurine

22th-21th millenium BC

Mammoth ivory

H 4.2 cm

Malta settlement, Siberia

This miniature figurine represents a woman in fur overalls. The decoration of the figure shows a fur garment typical of Malta statuettes. The whole of the figure, with the exception of the face, is covered with parallel horizontal incised lines. The face is flat and wide, and the eyes and nose are clearly indicated. The legs taper towards the feet. A hole in the place of feet shows that this figurine was probably used as an amulet.


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