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Lot 0057
**Originally Listed At $200**

Ancient Central Asia, Indus River Valley, Mehrgarh, ca. 2600 to 2500 BCE. Buff clay figurines from Mehrgarh are the oldest clay figurines that have been found in Central Asia. This example is detailed with a large and elaborate necklace and pectoral draped between two prominent breasts, rounded shoulders, full lips, circular eyes, and an arching hairstyle. Although her arms are missing, she probably once held a baby, hence the term "mother goddess." Comes with custom wooden stand. Size: 2.125" H (5.4 cm); 3.25" H (8.3 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private New York, New York, USA collection; ex-estate of Paul Anavian, Los Angeles, California, USA

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This is a fragment of a larger figure. Losses to arms, nose, and lower body, with some surface roughness and light earthen deposits.

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