Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Sorcery and magic
Magical devicesFertility figurines
PRE-CLASSICAL ICONOGRAPHY
Western Asia
Conception and pregnancyFertility figurines
ERANOS ARCHIVE
87-103. The Great Mother
95. Babylonia, Phoenicia, Cyprus
Further details
Van Buren dated the figure at top to 2400 BC, the figure at bottom to 2600 BC. She did not know their provenance
ARTIST/CREATOR
Sumerian
DATE
2600 BC - 2400 BC
LOCATION
New Haven, CT, Yale University Babylonian Collection
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Eranos Archive presented by Olga Froebe-Kapteyn (95, 22)
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Elizabeth Douglas van Buren, Clay Figurines of Babylonia and Assyria, New Haven & Oxford 1931, pl. 24
Contact
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