Figure of a reclining woman2 c. BC-2 c. by Unknown

Parthian, ca. 2nd cent. BC–2nd cent. AD. Mesopotamia, said to be from Ctesiphon. Culture: Parthian In Mesopotamia, whether the figurine is fashioned of alabaster or terracotta, the subject is usually a woman. While the treatment of the body and graceful pose of the present sculpture undeniably betray Hellenistic influence, other elements belong to established local tradition.*&pos=17
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