Ithyphallic Bronze Idol of the Eurasian Nomads

Culture: Eurasian Steppe
Period: 8th-6th century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 6.8 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 5190
Provenance: From the old German collection Prof. Levkovic. Thence with Antikenkabinett Gackstätter with the list number 02970. Last in a Munich collection of idols. With the original certificate of Antikenkabinett Gackstätter.
Condition: Intact
Description: Very expressively modelled ithyphallic idol of the Eurasian nomadic people. The straight standing, very stylised man is without clothes, his legs are slightly apart and his hands are placed on his belly. The flat, almost pressed upper body is slightly bent backwards, exposing the erected phallus. The over-proportional, bald head is completely sculptural. It is dominated by the semi-circular, pointy nose and the bulging eyes. The thin mouth is deeply notched. The legs are accentuated and slightly bent. On the back, from the neck onwards the deep notch of the spine reaching to the buttocks. A rare, highly expressive statuette. Mounted.