Miniature striped statue

The statuette is presented in the form of a longitudinal fragment without the head and a left part. Perhaps the head was not made, because the tusk fragment has a typical breakdown and there is no continuation (there is the last circular cutting). The right arm and legs are marked with clear lines. The body is covered with horizontal circular parallel cuts. On the back of the fragment remnants of the hole are visible. The womb is made with a planning knife.

Manufacturing technique

The whole ornament is made with a burin. Firstly longitudinal lines for arms and legs were made, then transverse - for clothing. All made with a burin. At first grinding was done on the plane of fragmentation, and then the figure was ornamented. At the base of the sculpture there are traces of double-sided drilling with seamed edges (fragment).

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 Body A lower part of thighs A lower part of thighs on the back Womb Diametr of hole
Length 47.50 15.78 31.10 32.86 4.90 1.63
Thickness 5.61 6.08


Width 6.41







19-23 th years BP


Mal'ta-Buret' archaeological culture

The author of the excavations

Gerasimov M.M.


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