Terracotta statuette of woman with bird face | Cypriot | Late Cypriot II | The Met
The statuette is handmade and solid and has a shaved surface. She is holding an infant in her left arm.This figurine is typical of Cypriot coroplastic art of the Late Cypriot II and III periods
Through November 2014, the Barbier-Mueller Museum of Geneva will be exhibiting Nudités Insolites, a selection of unique pieces from the ancient world to the twentieth century, originating from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the pre-Columbian Americas. Throughout the centuries, in cultures across the globe, we find that images of nudity are often synonymous with maternity, power, virility, mortality, sexuality, and even comedy. This exhibition offers visitors an aesthetic and intellectual…
Double-headed Syro-Hittite terracotta figure, 1200-700 B.C. Flat-backed and depicting a female with two heads, the eyes and breasts formed as domes with round recesses, the headdresses and necklaces separately applied and both with a detailed shoulder and arm and combined into a single body extending to a flattened base, 19 cm high. Private collection
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