Mycenaean Phi Idol

Culture: Mycenaean
Period: 1400-1300 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 10 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2395
Provenance: From the inventory of the judicially dissolved Parisian gallery La Reine Margot.
Condition: Minor wear on foot and nose, otherwise intact.
Description: Stylized idol of a female worshipper which is due to its form named after the Greek letter Φ (Phi). The bird-like head with long, semi-circular nose and an ascending calotte at the back. A long pigtail cascades on the back to the middle of the figure. The flat upper body is circular, the small breasts are spherical. The upper body merges to an also stylized, cylindrical lower body which opens up to a foot ring. The entire body is decorated with wavy, red-brown lines. On the lower body vertical red lines. On the neck and between the upper- and lower body a horizontal separation line.