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Accession_Number 65.6.2
adlib_title Romanian sculpted figurine
Shape Figurine
Shape_description Fragment
Material Perhaps marble
Fabric Romanian
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Munsell_color 10YR 7/2
Decoration Head and shoulders of a Neolithic deity. Square head and oblong arms. The top part has three holes bored through down either side and two partly bored holes near the top representing eyes and three partly bored holes representing the mouth in a horizontal line above 'neck'. Single partially bored hole on neck and one just above the break. Bored hole at the end of each arm. The other side is flatter than the side with the visible holes. Very smooth and highly polished object, creamy-yellow colour with naturally formed pattern.
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Condition Broken off at the shoulders; small white deposit at fracture. Highly polished with no surface damage. The scratches caused through production are still visible.
Technique/Style Sculpted
Provenance Histria, Romania
Period Neolithic
Date 500
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Height 3.5
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Other_dims. Length 2.8Thickness 0.4
Location Myth and religion
Edited_by Denise; Kinsey; Joana Varela
Date_edited 19.09.2002; 11.01.2006; 18.04.2017
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