Neolithic Vinča Figure

Culture: Southeastern Europe
Period: 5500-4500 B.C.
Material: Clay
Dimensions: 8 cm high
Price: Reserved
Ref: 5174
Provenance: Viennese private collection Dusan Jovanovic (1956-2015), acquired 1970 from Erwin Richter in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. With a provenance confirmation from Erwin Richter. Since then in a family estate.
Condition: Intact
Description: Rare male figure of the Vinča culture of grey-brown clay. The angular head with a pointy, prominent nose. The back of the head pulled far back and tapering. The cylindrical figure is slightly bent forward and has stub arms on the sides. Approximately in the middle of the front the male private part is semicircularly formed. The buttock is far protruding. The legs are not accentuated and end in a broad, flat stand ring. Vinča figures such as the present one were used for cult purposes and served as fertility idols. From the area of Supska-Stublina.