Rare Male Vinča Figure

Culture: Southeastern Europe
Period: 5500-4500 B.C.
Material: Clay
Dimensions: 8 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 5181
Provenance: Viennese private collection Dusan Jovanovic (1956-2015), acquired 1970 from Erwin Richter in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. With a provenance confirmation by Erwin Richter. Since then in a family estate.
Condition: Intact
Description: Rare male figure of the Vinča culture made of reddish-brown clay. The roundish head with a bulbous nose and incised eyes. The back of the head pulled far back and tapering. The cylindrical figure has on the sides protruding stump arms and is decorated with incised lines on waist level. Below the male genital is distinctly formed. On the back a small indentation for the buttock with vertical recess. The legs are not accentuated and merge to a wide base ring that is flat at the bottom. Vinča figures such as the present one were used for cult purposes and served as fertility idols. From the area of Supska-Stublina.