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  • Female Figurine

    Technique:
    carving, planing, polishing, engraving
    Dimensions:
    h. 8,7 cm

Female Figurine

Created: Russia. Maltinsko-Buretskaya Culture. 21st-17th millennia BP

Found: Malta Site (excavations by M.M. Gerasimov, 1928-1930). Siberia, the Belaya River, near Irkutsk

The figurine is the flattened image of a naked woman, whose eyes, nose and mouth appear prominent on her wide flat face. Her chest, arms and legs are rendered by means of the incised lines. Such stylization and generalization in a female figure’s treatment was characteristic of the Malta artistic tradition.

Title:

Female Figurine

Place:

Epoch. Period:

Archaeological site:

Malta Site (excavations by M.M. Gerasimov, 1928-1930)

Material:

Technique:

carving, planing, polishing, engraving

Dimensions:

h. 8,7 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1937; transferred from the State Academy of the History of Material Culture

Inventory Number:

370-746