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Neolithic Stone Female "Idol," 2500 BC - 1900 BC, Anatolian, Syrian | The simple and uniform shapes make this difficult to classify: figures with a comparable structure can be found in the Near East from Neolithic times at least up until the Iron Age. This "idol" resembles a relief or a stele, more than a true statue in the round, and displays summary features for the anatomical rendering of the face and arms, whereas the lower part of the body shows no details whatsoever.
A BACTRIAN STONE FEMALE STATUETTE circa late 3rd millennium b.c. Sculpted from dark steatite or chlorite for the body and white calcite for the head, the body clad in a voluminous garment with rows of pointed tongues and incised folds, with a V-shaped neckline in back and a horizontal neckline in front, the head with small projecting ears, a triangular nose and simple eyes beneath arching brows, the neckline with a row of graduated drillings, several preserving red pigment