Sandstone, quartzite; H. 10 5/8 in. (27 cm)
Purchase, Fletcher, Louis V. Bell, and Rogers Funds, and The Tokyo Shimbun and Friends of Inanna Gifts, 1998 (1998.380)
This image may have been used in connection with fertility rituals. It represents the beginning of a long sculptural tradition in southwestern Arabia, characterized by extreme simplification and by the containment of the figure within a rectangular space.