Neolithic Clay Figurine from West Iran

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Nathalie Choubineh
by Nationalmuseumofiran
published on 08 January 2024
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Neolithic clay goddess from Tappah Sarab, Kermanshah, 7000-6100 BCE.

Clay figurines of female bodies with exaggerated reproductive organs are among the most common features of prehistoric sculpted art. With famous examples from Venus of Willendorf (c. 30,000 BCE) to the Seated Woman of Çatalhöyük (c. 6000 BCE), these mysterious figurines could well be created and functioned as fertility charms and/or deities, embodiments of the Great Mother, and symbols of a matriarchal power presiding life and death.

National Museum of Iran, Tehran.

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