Neolithic Idol

Culture: Greek/Thessalian
Period: 4th millennium B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 13.8 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2300
Provenance: Viennese private collection Jovanovic, acquired 1970 from the Galerie Erwin Richter in Wiener Neustadt. Accompanied by a certificate confirming the provenance by Erwin Richter. Accompanied by a TL test from the University of Vienna.
Condition: Intact
Description: Handmade standing figure of pale clay with a long, flat head. The face with a broad, long nose and horizontally notched eyes. The head goes straight into the neck, which is slightly arched forward. The arms are short and sideways protruding. The figure has an oversized body, on the lower half with a circular protruding pelvis. The legs below are not accentuated and end in a slightly inwardly curved base. The figure wears a long gown, which reaches to the bottom and is decorated by diagonal flutes. The form of the face reminds of the Cycladic influence, probably from Thessaly. Accompanied by a TL test of Professor Rudolf Erlach, University for Applied Arts Vienna. Mounted.