Mycenaean Phi Idol

Culture: Mycenaean
Period: 14th century B.C.
Material: Terrakotta
Dimensions: 11.7 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2216
Provenance: Italian private collection, acquired on 27 October 2009 at the auction house Pandolfini, lot 234. With Italian export papers!
Condition: Completely intact except for some minimal color flakings.
Description: Stylized idol of a female worshipper, which is named due to its form after the Greek letter Φ (Phi). The bird-like head with long, semi-circular nose. The flat upper body is circular, the small breasts spherical. The upper body merges to an also stylized, cylindrical lower body which opens up to a base ring towards the foot. The entire body is decorated with wavy, red-brown lines. On the neck and between the upper and lower body a horizontal dividing line.