Kusura Marble Idol

Culture: Anatolia
Period: 2700-2300 B.C.
Material: Marble
Dimensions: 12.9 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 6159
Provenance: Private collection J.P. Dufour, acquired on 19 September 1997 at Archea Ancient Art in Amsterdam. Accompanied by a copy of the original invoice and an excerpt from the Art Loss Register.
Condition: Professionally restored on the neck. A small break on the side of the corpus.
Description: Extraordinary finely worked thin idol of the so-called Kusura type. The head circular, the neck elongated with a fine curve towards the centre. The shoulders horizontally protruding and then angularly inclining to the rounded body. Idols such like this are because of their form also called violin idols. They possibly served for fertility rituals and were presumably ritually broken, that is why this object was restored on the neck. Of exquisite elegance. Mounted.