A figurine of a child

This is a small statuette, obviously children's. The head is large and ornamented. The face is flattened. The arms are along the body and end with a triangle. The womb area looks like triangle. Calves are flattened. There are traces of green paint on the entire surface. Also there are some traces of blue paint on the tummy.

Manufacturing technique

The entire surface was treated with a burin, and later it was polished. The relief of the neck and arms is made with a burin. The face contour and legs are made with a cutting tool. A reamer was used for shaping the head. 

Use-wear traces

No use-wear traces

Storage location

The State Historical museum of Russia

Inventory number



Length35,33 mm

Width7,99 mm (head), 9,48 mm (shoulders), 4,6 mm (legs)

Thickness5,46 mm




19-23 th years BP


Mal'ta-Buret' archaeological culture

The author of the excavations

Gerasimov M.M.


Abramova Z. A. Paleoliticheskoe iskusstvo na territorii SSSR. – M.-L.: Izd-vo AN SSSR, 1962.  – 85 s. C. 47, tabl. XLVIII, 7

Gerasimov M. M. Paleoliticheskaya stoyanka Mal'ta (raskopki 1956–1957 gg.)// SE. – 1958. -  № 3. – S. 28-52. S. 40, tabl. 13,8

Lbova L.V., Volkov P.V., Bocharova E.N., Kovalev V.S., Hajkunova N.A.. Osnovnye priemy modelirovaniya i dekorirovaniya paleoliticheskoj antropomorfnoj skul'ptury s pamyatnika Mal'ta (Vostochnaya Sibir'). // Arheologiya, etnografiya i antropologiya
Evrazii, tom 45 № 3, 2017. S. 48-55