Clay Human Head Figurine


National Museum of Archaeology, Malta

National Museum of Archaeology, Malta
Valletta, Malta

Well modelled head in clay. The neck swells out in a cone and breaks off abruptly; perhaps there was a pedestal. The clay itself is rough, but well baked. The features are clear cut; the nose, eyes and forehead are well defined, and the whole face is made to slope backwards, giving the effect of a prominent jaw. The hair is arranged like a barrister's wig, the curls being indicated by deep pittings.


  • Title: Clay Human Head Figurine
  • Date Created: -4100/-2500
  • Location: Tarxien Temples
  • Medium: Ceramic
  • Showcase room: Neolithic Display, Showcase 16
  • Photographed by: Stephen Psaila
  • Period: Temple Period
  • Inventory number: 9135

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