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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Standing Female Figure
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Figure with Earrings
Work Type
statuette, sculpture
14th-13th century BCE
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Anatolia
Hittite Empire period
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Physical Descriptions

Cast, lost-wax process
7.5 x 2.1 x 1.5 cm (2 15/16 x 13/16 x 9/16 in.)
Technical Details

Chemical Composition: ICP-MS/AAA data from sample, Bronze:
Cu, 95.35; Sn, 2.61; Pb, 0.73; Zn, 0.017; Fe, 0.66; Ni, 0.02; Ag, 0.04; Sb, less than 0.02; As, 0.54; Bi, 0.028; Co, less than 0.005; Au, less than 0.01; Cd, less than 0.001
J. Riederer

Technical Observations: The solid-cast statuette shows no evidence of antiquity and appears to be a modern reproduction. It is intact with some casting flaws. The patina is brown with some areas of black.

Carol Snow (submitted 2002)


Recorded Ownership History
Louise M. and George E. Bates, Camden, ME (by 1971-1992), gift; to the Harvard University Art Museums, 1992.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Louise M. and George E. Bates
Accession Year
Object Number
Asian and Mediterranean Art

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Published Catalogue Text: Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Bronzes at the Harvard Art Museums
This statuette stands rigidly, with feet represented by a short, rounded projection at the top of the tang. The arms project horizontally forward from the elbows. There is a small circular pit in the body next to the left arm. The back of the head and body is completely featureless. A large head, rising from a low neck, features a prominent beak-like nose with a horizontal groove for the mouth beneath it and deeply recessed eyes. The head is crowned by a truncated conical cap or headdress with four horizontal grooves and a fifth groove separating it from the forehead. Short oval ears, both of which are pierced, project sideways from the head. There is a break in the right ear.
This statuette is probably a votive offering. Its gender is indeterminate. The enlarged head with prominent beak-like nose and recessed eyes relates it to 1992.256.42.

David G. Mitten

Subjects and Contexts

  • Ancient Bronzes

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