Female terracottas found in the Southern Turkmenistan archaeological sites of the Bronze AgeJournal: Studia Humanitatis (Vol.2023, No. 3)
Publication Date: 2023-10-25
Authors : Mommaliyeva М.A.;
Page : 2-2
Keywords : female terracotta figurines; coroplast; historical source; Bronze Age; religious worldview; ancient sculptures;
The article describes female terracotta figurines found in the archaeological sites of Southern Turkmenistan. The author describes the history of the study, decorative features, purposes of manufacture and use by the ancient population of these finds. People of the Bronze Age saw gods in female terracotta figurines and made them in various ways. The image on the terracotta figurines of several symbols shows that a woman is connected with the natural world, i.e. she is an image of the fertility Goddess. The unique decoration of products by local sculptors increases the value of terracotta figurines in antiquity study of the material and spiritual culture. This indicates that the female terracotta of the Bronze Age is an important archaeological source for in-depth study of ancient Turkmenistan history.
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