111 • Fertility Goddess

Gandhara, 1st century BC
Size: 18 cm high
Terracotta

This high fired clay female figurine was made with two separate moulds and later put together and then fired. The fertility goddess, which has a Greek influence, is wearing her hair in a pigtail. Both of her hands and the lower parts of legs are now missing. This was a popular subject in the Taxila Valley, a similar type of goddess is now hosted in the Cleveland Museum of Art.