Figure of Mother Goddess

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Acquired in 1939 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
PUBLISHED AG Poster, Indian Earth, Brooklyn Museum, 1986, p116 AH Dani, 'Shaikan Dheri Excavations (1963-64 season)' Ancient Pakistan 2 (1965-66), pp17-214 Guy, John (ed.). ‘L’Escultura en els Temples Indis: L’Art de la Devocio’, Barcelona : Fundacio ‘La Caixa’, 2007. ISBN 9788476649466. p. 53, cat.10.
collection_code
SSEA
credit
Given by Brigadier General H L Haughton
date_end
0100-12-31
date_start
0001-01-01
date_text
1st century BCE-1st century CE (made)
descriptive_line
Mother goddess, terracotta, Charsadda, Pakistan, 1st century BCE-1st century CE
dimensions
Height: 25 cm, Width: 9.5 cm, Depth: 3.5 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
: L’escultura en els temples indis: l’art de la devocio (CaixaForum, Barcelona 27/07/2007-18/11/2007)
gallery
South-East Asia, room 47b
historical_context_note
The strict frontal and rigid posture of this figurine is characteristic of a common type of hand modeled archaic fertility figure usually distinguished by such sylistic features as applied slit-pellet eyes, flat bodies with diminutive but prominent breasts and wide hips, legs indicated by an incised vertical line, and stubby outspreead arms. The combined effect of the flat shape and high relief ornamentation, which consists of applied incised florets and leaves, incised jewelery and applied costume, is one of geometricized order and form.
historical_significance
history_note
Gifted by Brigadier General H L Haughton in 1939
id
25032
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T21:03:09.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T21:03:09.000Z
latitude
30.441851
location
South-East Asia, room 47b, case 4
longitude
69.359703
marks
materials
terracotta
materials_techniques
Red hand-modeled terracotta with applied ornaments
museum_number
IM.29-1939
museum_number_token
im291939
object_number
O25062
object_type
Sculpture
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
place
Pakistan
primary_image_id
2006AU5778
production_note
Shaikhan Dheri, Charsadda, Pakistant
production_type
public_access_description
This terracotta figurine depicts a female deity or mother goddess. The frontal and symmetrical posture is characteristic of a type of hand-modelled archaic fertility figure. Typically these figures had applied slit-pellet eyes, flat bodies with diminutive but prominent breasts, wide hips, and short outspread arms. An incised vertical line suggested the legs. The person who hand-modelled this figurine has applied high relief decoration to the flat form. Here applied incised florets and leaves form an elaborate headdress. This, together with the incised jewellery and applied costume, combine to create a highly ornate image of a fertility goddess.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
figure-of-mother-goddess-sculpture-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
modeled
title
Figure of Mother Goddess
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
100
year_start
1