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Standing Female

Unknown1st century

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum

Red terracotta, hand-modeled and molded.Female figure standing on a round flat base with her feet together. She is nude except for an elaborate headdress consisting of flowers and a water pot at her left, and she is adorned with earplugs and anklets. Her face is molded but her torso is hand-molded with high round breasts, a narrow waist, ample hips and thighs. A long braid hangs to get lower back. Her arms are held straight out to either side beside her hips.Other similar terracotta figurines have been unearthed in the region of Taxila, particularly at Sirkap, which was excavated and published by Sir John Marshall cf. reports of the 1913-1934 excavation reports, in Taxila (Cambridge, 1951) Vol. III, pl. 132, torsos numbers 6-9, and pl. 133, heads, numbers 4648.The figure arrived with its own black base.Conditions: Left arm below elbows is a plaster restoration. Otherwise condition is excellent.

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