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Steatopygous female figure, ca. 4500–4000 b.c.; Final Neolithic Cycladic Marble H. 8 5/16 in. (21.5 cm) Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971 (1972.118.104) On view: Gallery 150 Last Updated October 24, 2012 This figure, now missing its head, is a masterful example of a rare type known as steatopygous, characterized by a fleshy abdomen and massive thighs and buttocks, all undoubtedly indicative of nourishment and fertility. In contrast, the figure's upper torso is flat in profile with…

Female-effigy ceramic burial urn, Northern Andes, Columbia, South America, 1,000–1,500 AD. 23 x 40" in circumference