Source of image: Yale University Art Gallery: The Whiting Palestinian Collection
Embroidery: Janet Jameel Hamad [Silwad], Amman, Jordan
This female figure dates from the Chalcolithic Period in Palestine, the period of transition from prehistoric times to early civilization.
The figure’s large head and elongated nose may have been to evoke the idea of “life breath.”
Era: Stone-Copper Age (4,000—3,000 BCE)