Female sculpture with a fur hat

A miniature unfinished figurine. The head is rather large, the face is flat, eyes and mouth are charted. The head is clearly separated from the body, where you can distinguish the arms and the anterior triangle. Legs are shortened, not divided on the front and back sides. The front side has a very obscure relief, but on the back side the figure has all the necessary elements. There is a belt under the right hand. The hood runs under the chin (cap). Headgear covers the chin, cheeks, forehead, as well as the back and shoulders (like a helmet).

Manufacturing technique

The preservation of the surface has a bad quality. The figurine is made with a planning knife and a knife as a cutting tool. There is no break in the basement. Details are made with a cutting tool. There was the attempt of ornamenting the hair with a cutting tool. On the hips from the outside there are marks of grinding.

Use-wear traces

use-wear traces are not found.

Storage location

The State Hermitage Museum

Inventory number


The Museum KAMIS



  General parameters of the item Head Body A lower part from thighs A lower part from thighs on the back side Face part Womb
Length 37.51 8.49 10.65 18.96 22.04 4.65 3.96
Thickness   6.26  


Width Max. 19.56





  4.76 5.06




19-23 th years BP


Mal'ta-Buret' archaeological culture

The author of the excavations

Gerasimov M.M.


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