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Statuette of a Woman: "The Stargazer"

Statuette of a Woman: "The Stargazer"

c. 3000 BC

Marble

Overall: 17.2 x 6.5 x 6.3 cm (6 3/4 x 2 9/16 x 2 1/2 in.)

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund; John L. Severance Fund 1993.165

Fun Fact

We can identify this mysterious figure as female by the inscribed pubic triangle below her waist.

Description

"The Stargazer" moniker was given to this diminutive marble sculpture because its upturned head looks toward the heavens. Details carved into the stone are visible while painted features have been lost to time. We do not know how this object was used, but its enigmatic nature invites speculation.

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