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‘Ain Ghazal statue

‘Ain Ghazal statue

This statue comes from the site of ‘Ain Ghazal, Jordan. The statue was made of plaster formed around reed bundles, with inlaid shell and stone eyes. It is one of about 30 such objects, found in two separate caches, buried in pits in the floors of long abandoned houses. The ‘Ain Ghazal statues are about half life size, very large works of art for that period.

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