Small Neolithic Vinča Figure with Incised Decoration

Culture: Southeastern Europe
Period: 5500-4500 B.C.
Material: Clay
Dimensions: 6.6 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 5176
Provenance: Viennese private collection Dusan Jovanovic (1956-2015), acquired 1970 from Galerie Erwin Richter in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. With a provenance confirmation by Erwin Richter. Since then in a family estate.
Condition: Intact
Description: Anthropomorphic figure of the Vinča culture of reddish-brown clay. The flat statuette stands on a rounded base. The angular head is oversized, has a prominent nose and slightly deepened, also angular eyes. The upper body in the front and in the back with rectangular incised decoration. The arms protruding and tapering outwards. The legs are not accentuated, the entire lower body is swaged. Vinča figures such as the present one were used for cult purposes and served as fertility idols. From the area of Supska-Stublina.