Deformed Female Figurine Front


National Museum of Archaeology, Malta

National Museum of Archaeology, Malta
Valletta, Malta

Pregnant female figure. Very rough female figure of buff, poorly fired clay. One arm rests on the head, the other hangs down, with the hand pointing to the genitalia. The abdomen is distended and the ribs and vertebrae clearly marked on the back. The legs are disproportionately small and twisted back onto the body. Small bits of white shell are stuck in at various points over the body, and there is one in the head.


  • Title: Deformed Female Figurine Front
  • Date Created: -4100/-2500
  • Location: Tarxien Temples
  • Physical Dimensions: Height 5.9cm, Width 3.6cm, Maximum Thickness 3.4cm
  • Medium: Ceramic
  • Showcase room: Neolithic Display, Showcase 18
  • Photographed by: Stephen Psaila, Stephen Psaila
  • Period: Temple Period
  • Inventory number: 9144, 9144

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