Προϊστορική, Νεολιθική Τερρακότα Είδωλο - 9.6×3.7×1.4 cm

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Προϊστορική, Νεολιθική Τερρακότα Είδωλο - 9.6×3.7×1.4 cm
Circa 3rd Millenium BC.

A terracotta idol with button eyes, large nose and shallow mouth. The rest of the figure is roughly modelled with short outstretched arms; and short legs. Reverse unmodelled.
The Levant: Circa 3rd Millenium BC.
Crude but Very Fine condition; a little damage on the arms.

Provenance: From the 1970’s-80’s Shlomo Moussaieff collection.

Ancient idols like this statuette which reduce the human figure to a simple collection of shapes and lines, are considered some of our oldest abstract art. It is not easy to guess their purpose and we can only guess at the meaning - are they fertility charms? Representations of old gods? Were they made to be carried as apotropaic charms, or simply to be placed in tombs?

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Λεπτομέρειες παρτίδας
Πολιτισμός
Προϊστορική, Νεολιθική
Υλικό
Τερρακότα
Αντικείμενο
Είδωλο
Dimensions
9.6×3.7×1.4 cm
Αιώνες/χρονική περίοδος
Circa 3rd Millenium BC.
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