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Ancient Mehrgarh Seated Pottery Mother Goddess

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South Asia, Indus River Valley, Mehrgarh, ca. 2600 to 2500 BCE. Buff clay human figurines of Mehrgarh are the oldest clay figurines that have been found in South Asia. While the earliest examples were relatively simple and minimalist, later examples like this female figure demonstrate markedly greater sophistication and show more elaborate hairstyles and prominent breasts. Note her radiate hair spikes, stylized facial features, voluptuous breasts, and pendant necklace. Although her arms are missing, she probably once held a baby, hence the popular term "mother goddess". Intended for a high status individual, a wonderful example of this Neolithic mother goddess. Custom, museum-quality stand. Size: figure itself measures 4.5" H (11.4 cm); 4.75" H (12.1 cm) with stand.

Provenance: Estate of Paul Anavian, Los Angeles California.

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Missing arms and right foot; overall good condition by with losses and deposits as shown.
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Ancient Mehrgarh Seated Pottery Mother Goddess

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Jun 02, 2016
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0034L: Ancient Mehrgarh Seated Pottery Mother Goddess

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Exceptional Antiquities | Ethnographic Art
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Lot 0034L Details

Description
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South Asia, Indus River Valley, Mehrgarh, ca. 2600 to 2500 BCE. Buff clay human figurines of Mehrgarh are the oldest clay figurines that have been found in South Asia. While the earliest examples were relatively simple and minimalist, later examples like this female figure demonstrate markedly greater sophistication and show more elaborate hairstyles and prominent breasts. Note her radiate hair spikes, stylized facial features, voluptuous breasts, and pendant necklace. Although her arms are missing, she probably once held a baby, hence the popular term "mother goddess". Intended for a high status individual, a wonderful example of this Neolithic mother goddess. Custom, museum-quality stand. Size: figure itself measures 4.5" H (11.4 cm); 4.75" H (12.1 cm) with stand.

Provenance: Estate of Paul Anavian, Los Angeles California.

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#115319
Condition
...
Missing arms and right foot; overall good condition by with losses and deposits as shown.

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