Neolithic Vinča Figure

Culture: Southeastern Europe
Period: 5500-4500 B.C.
Material: Clay
Dimensions: 7.5 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 5178
Provenance: Viennese private collection Dusan Jovanovic (1956-2015), acquired 1970 from Galerie Erwin Richter in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. With a provenance confirmation by Erwin Richter. Since then in a family estate.
Condition: One side of the statuette with a blackish surface, possible caused by fire. But the figure is intact.
Description: Standing figure of the Vinča culture of light brown clay. The angular head with an overlong nose which lends the figure a zoomorphic look. The eyes are incised rectangularly, the back of the head slightly set off. The arms are protruding on the sides. Noticeable is the large, widely protruding and rounded buttock, representing the fertility cult, which the statuette was possibly used for. The legs are not accentuated and broaden towards the bottom to a round base. From the area of Supska-Stublina.