Chalcolithic figurine

Chalcolithic figurine

Stone-Copper Age (4,000—3,000 BCE)

Source: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~yaleart/objects/female-figure/
Embroidery: Janet Jameel Hamad [Silwad], Amman
Size: 59 x 39 cm

This female figure dates from the Chalcolithic Period in Palestine, the period of transition from prehistoric times to early civilization.
This figure’s large head and elongated nose may have been to evoke the idea of “life breath.”

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