Neolithic Vinča Statuette

Culture: Southeastern Europe
Period: 5500-4500 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 11 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 5219
Provenance: From the well-known Vinča collection of D. J. (1956-2015), since 1970 in Austria.
Condition: Except for some minor wear and flaking intact.
Description: Handmade figure of the Vinča culture of dark clay with abundant incised decoration. The small rectangular head with a broad, bulbous nose pointing upwards, the eyes next to it. The female figure with a slender upper body, overbroad pelvis and a far protruding backside. The broad stump arms are horizontally reaching out and are pierced at the ends. The woman wears a dress with a v-cutout which is decorated with deep incisions. Around the belly an incised pattern, which possibly depicts a belt. The legs are not accentuated at the front, the leg cover with horizontal, vertical and diagonal incised ornaments. At the back a deep vertical indent through the buttocks and between the legs. At the back of the head a headcover with two deep perforations. The base is round and smooth. Vinča figures such as the present one were used for ritual purposes. Possibly from the region of Supska-Stublina. With a TL test from the University of Applied Art in Vienna. Mounted.