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Female statuette
AF 24092
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The statuette is an interesting object. It familiarizes us with our ancestor's outlooks. Clothes, beads, necklaces and hairdos are distinctly visible.

History of the Object
Under ancient conceptions, a woman was the successor to the human race, symbol of life, fertility and beauty. Many researchers consider these statuettes to be household deities. According to the beliefs, if the goddesses didn't protect properly, their heads were taken off.

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Type
Archaeological 
Materials
Yellow clay 
Measurements
Width 6.5 cm. Height 14.5 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Shamakha 
Geography
Azerbaijan 
Time period
BCE 1st century ~ BCE 2nd century 
Creation date
BCE; 2nd Century-1st Century 
Function
Was used as home amulet 
Acquisition
The object was discovered during archaeological excavations in Khinisly (ancient Shemakha). There are three of these statuettes. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
The National Museum of History of Azerbaijan 
Museum
ANAS National Museum of the History of Azerbaijan 
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