Female and Male Figures

Female and Male Figures

Date ca. 3500 BCE

Movement Prehistoric, Neolithic

Medium Ceramic

Dimensions height 4.5”

Provenance Cernadova, Romania

Housed at National Museum of Antiquities, Bucharest


Ceramic figures such as these highlight the rise of oven-fired pottery across Neolithic cultures around this time. Just as abstract as the Woman of Willendorf, though more angular and linear, it is still difficult to interpret the purpose or meaning of these works.