Limestone Human Head Statuette


National Museum of Archaeology, Malta

National Museum of Archaeology, Malta
Valletta, Malta

Head of globigerina limestone having traces of red pigment and eyes that are very slightly oblique. It has a central conical pit three centimetres deep on the under surface of the head that shows that it was hollow.


  • Title: Limestone Human Head Statuette
  • Date Created: -4100/-2500
  • Location: Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
  • Physical Dimensions: Height 9.1cm, Maximum Width 8.6cm
  • Medium: Globigerina Limestone
  • Showcase room: National Museum of Archaeology, Neolithic, Showcase 16
  • Photographed by: Stephen Psaila
  • Period: Temple Period
  • Inventory number: 20522

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