Figurine of dressed teenager

This is an elongated thin figurine. The surface of the statuette is covered with thin horizontal lines. The figurine in the front and back contains images of triangles that imitate the pubis in front and the tail in the back (significantly lower than the pubis). There are some traces of red paint in the "tail" area and on the thighs. 

Manufacturing technique

Shaping was made with a planning knife. On the face we can see some traces of a burin treatment. The other traces are covered with polishing. Decoration is made with a knife and a cutting tool.

Use-wear traces

Use-wear traces are not found because of polishing. 

Storage location

The State Historical museum of Russia

Inventory number



Length56,79 mm

Width7,15 mm

Thickness6,38 mm


Length (head) - 9,93 mm

Width (head) - 5,56 mm




19-23 th years BP


Mal'ta-Buret' archaeological culture

The author of the excavations

Gerasimov M.M.


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