Gerasimov Mikhail Mikhailovich. Woman from Ustrushana (the Shirin-Say cemetery, Tashkent Province, Uzbekistan).

Woman from Ustrushana (the Shirin-Say cemetery, Tashkent Province, Uzbekistan)
Collection MAE RAS: № 6080-22
Image ID: 1241788152
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Museum inventory number:
№ 6080-22
Title:
Woman from Ustrushana (the Shirin-Say cemetery, Tashkent Province, Uzbekistan)
Author:
Gerasimov Mikhail Mikhailovich
Reconstruction date:
1945, 1947 (casting)
Location:
Moscow city
Material:
plaster
Description:
Gerasimov’s reconstruction is based on a cranium of a woman aged 18-22 from burial 8. Her type is quite different not only from that of a woman from burial 1, but also from all other Shirin-Say crania owing to markedly equatorial (“Dravidoid”) features. Occasional migrations of such people to southwestern Central Asia began very early. Where did the migrate from is yet unknown (according to one of the hypotheses, their homeland was the Indus Valley, and the migration route passed through Afghanistan. To accentuate the woman’s southerly appearance, Gerasimov rendered her hair curly, as in modern people of southern India. Beads and earrings are replicated after genuine prototypes.
Section:
Reconstructing the appearance of ancient and medieval humans, Plastic reconstructions