Embracing Couple Figurine


National Museum of Archaeology, Malta

National Museum of Archaeology, Malta
Valletta, Malta

Embracing figures: small clay group representing the upper parts of 2 human figures in a close embrace. The rest has been broken away. The modeling is very rough, but spirited and lively. Each figure has one arm around the other. The hair is represented by incisions as falling straight down to the shoulders.


  • Title: Embracing Couple Figurine
  • Date Created: -4100/-2500
  • Location: Tarxien Temples
  • Physical Dimensions: Height 2.3cm, Width 2.1cm
  • Medium: Ceramic
  • Showcase room: National Museum of Archaeology, Neolithic Display, Showcase 18
  • Photographed by: Stephen Psaila
  • Period: Temple Period
  • Inventory number: 9143

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