Marble Torso of a Neolithic Fertility Goddess

Culture: Anatolia
Period: 5th millennium B.C.
Material: Marble
Dimensions: 6.3 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 6160
Provenance: From the private collection of the American art dealer Harlan J. Berk, Chicago.
Condition: Broken at breast level, but a very rare fragment of fine quality.
Description: Marble torso of a female fertility goddess ("Venus") with broad hips, a far protruding buttock and thick rounded legs. On the overlapping belly several folds. The upper body relatively small, the left arm mostly still preserved and resting on the breast. An extremely rare stone fertility idol with beautiful old patina, possibly from today’s Anatolia. Mounted.