SYRO-HITTITE FEMALE IDOLPrint
SYRO-HITTITE FEMALE IDOL
Standig terracota female figure, holding both hands to her breasts, wearing broad collar in shape of two necklaces, one above the other, in relief; her long hair is falling in four striped tresses over these necklaces and over her shoulders, one large ponytail at the back of her head, neck and shoulder; her flattened body without details.
H. 15,5 cm.
Ex priv. coll. R.Z., Switzerland, acquired in 1996 from Antiquarium, Israel.
End 3rd-beginning 2nd mill. BC, c. 2000 BC
cf. M. Fortin, Syria, Land of Civilization, Quebec 1999, nr. 268; L. Badre, Les Figurinse Anthropomorhes en terre cuite à L’Age du Bronze en Syrie, pl.XLIII, nrs. 76, 78, pl.LXIV nr. 46-47 for ponytail; C.D. Serhal, La Collection Klat, Terre Cuites Orientales, London 1995, nrs.14,16,29