Large Vinča Figure

Culture: Southeastern Europe
Period: 5500-4500 B.C.
Material: Clay
Dimensions: 19.5 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 5084
Provenance: Collection Nikola Javanovic, Vienna. Acquired in the 1960s. Since then in family estate. Accompanied by a TL test.
Condition: An old chip on the front of the left foot and on the back of the head, otherwise intact and of excellent quality.
Description: Extraordinarily large, black pigmented clay figure of the Vinča culture. The triangular head slightly bent to the right with semi-circular, possibly closed eyes, indicated by the long downwards facing incised eyelashes. The nose long and almost reaching to the slightly rounded chin, the ears slightly protruding. On the back of the head an incised headwear. The arms are sideways parallel to the slightly bent forward upper body with hands placed on the belly, the fingers engraved. The legs under the garment slightly accentuated. The dress with a typical V-neckline on the upper body with abundant incised decoration, on the legs in the front with horizontal and at the back with zigzag engraved pattern. Vinča figures such as this one were used for ritual purposes. Possibly from the region of Supska-Stublina. With an old photograph of the collection from the 1960s. TL test from Professor Rudolf Erlach, University of Applied Arts Vienna of November 2017. Mounted.