Headless Standing Figure


National Museum of Archaeology, Malta

National Museum of Archaeology, Malta
Valletta, Malta

Headless standing statuette of globigerina limestone roughly finished. No trace of pigment. Stone much battered: left hand broken, shoulder chipped and right hand nearly obliterated. Right arm folded on abdomen, left arm hangs on the side. Four creases on abdomen, below lowest of which is broad, flat plate, representing abdominal fat. Below this are 2 broken off processes representing the thighs. Posteriorly almost flat with deep gluteal fold which evidently fitted to some support. Between the shoulders is a small socket for the detachable head.


  • Title: Headless Standing Figure
  • Date Created: -4100/-2500
  • Location: Hagar Qim Temples
  • Medium: Globigerina Limestone
  • Showcase room: Neolithic Display, Showcase 14
  • Photographed by: Stephen Psaila
  • Period: Temple Period
  • Inventory number: 21202

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