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Lot 0064
Elamite Terracotta Figure of a Fertility Goddess, Suza, c. 1400-1200 B.C.
Female and amply proportioned, holding her breasts, between which falls an elaborate pendant. The woman represented may be a goddess, associated with fertility since her sexual features are exaggerated.
For similar example, see British Museum:
https://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/me/m/moulded_clay_figure.aspx

cf. J. Curtis, Ancient Persia-1 (London, The British Museum Press, 2000)

D. Collon, Ancient Near Eastern art (London, The British Museum Press, 1995)

P.O. Harper, J. Aruz, and F. Tallon, The royal city of Susa (New York, Metropolitan Museum, 1992)

J. Curtis, 'William Kennett Loftus and his excavations at Susa', Iranica Antiqua-4, 28 (1993), pp. 1-55

Material:Terracotta

Size:15.2 cm H - 6 inches
Provenance: Property Mr. A. R., London UK, acquired on the London art market in the 1970s.
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Comes with ART LOSS REGISTER Certificate, Comes also with full Cerificate of Authenticity

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Intact

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Elamite Terracotta Figure of a Fertility Goddess, Suza

Estimate $1,500 - $2,000Jun 22, 2016
South Kensington
London, SW5
United Kingdom
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