Posted by Sadie from D006099.N1.Vanderbilt.Edu (184.108.40.206) on Saturday, July 26, 2003 at 1:14AM :
In Reply to: sometimes, I have one of those days... posted by Sadie from D006099.N1.Vanderbilt.Edu (220.127.116.11) on Saturday, July 26, 2003 at 1:11AM :
Gosh, it's so comforting to know that my female ancestors wore ancient Dr. Martens, too.... Though, I don't wear mine in the buff.
Standing nude female figure wearing boots, late 3rd millennium B.C.; Early Bronze Age. Anatolia, Alaca Höyük, Tomb L. Silver and gold; H. 10.6 cm (4 1/8 in.). Ankara Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Turkey 8801.
This figurine along with a copper-alloy example was recovered from an elite tomb at Alaca Höyük. They were found lying on their backs alongside a human body. Both figurines are females and have essentially the same form: a semicircular head on a prominent neck, pinched waist, the suggestion of arms bent across and held close to the body, and round eyes. This example has added gold breasts and boots, with the legs held apart. Three of the thirteen tombs at Alaca were furnished with female figurines for reasons that are unclear. Nude females have been represented in Anatolia since Neolithic times (ca. 7000–4000 B.C.), and these Early Bronze Age females continue that tradition and may be related to ideas of fertility or rebirth.
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