Small Vinča Figure

Culture: Southeastern Europe
Period: 5500-4500 B.C.
Material: Clay
Dimensions: 6.2 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 5182
Provenance: Viennese private collection Dusan Jovanovic (1956-2015), acquired 1970 from Erwin Richter in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. With a provenance confirmation from Erwin Richter. Since then in a family estate.
Condition: Intact
Description: Small figure of the Vinča culture of light brown clay. The elongated head with a pointy nose, slightly deepened eyes and far upward pulled, angular back of the head. The figure has arms protruding to the sides, a tapering belly, and a far protruding, stepped buttocks with vertical indentations. The legs are separated by a middle ridge and tapering to a triangular base, which is slightly pulled up at the bottom. A small statuette with fine details. Vinča figures such as the present one were used for cultic purposes and possibly served as fertility idols. From the region of Supska-Stublina.