Kusura Idol

Period: Early Bronze Age II, ca. 2700 – 2100 B.C.
Material: Marble
Dimensions: 11 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 6024
Provenance: Ex-private NY collection acquired in the 1980s.
Condition: A breakline along the neck, but professional restored.
Description: A superb example of a Kusura marble idol in a form known as a "violin" idol. Rounded body, short arms, thin neck and rounded head devoid of any facial features. The meaning and function of these idols remain an enigma without any written records from this era. Most probably they are a symbol of fertility.
Culture: Anatolia