Vinča Figure of a Standing Woman

Culture: Southeastern Europe
Period: 5500-4500 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 8.2 cm high
Price: 3 600 Euro
Ref: 5172
Provenance: Viennese private collection Dusan Jovanovic (1956-2015), acquired 1970 from Galerie Erwin Richter in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. With a provenance confirmation from Erwin Richter. Since then in a family estate.
Condition: Intact
Description: Figure of the Vinča culture made of dark clay. The triangular head tilted to the right, with rectangularly incised eyes, as well as a round bulbous nose. The back of the head is far pulled back. The figure has short stump arms, button-like, deep set breasts, a broad hip and a far protruding buttocks. The lower body is compressed, the legs are not accentuated, the figure rather stands on a base with an inwardly pulled stand ring. Vinča figures such as the present one were used for cultic purposes and possibly served as fertility idols. From the region of Supska-Stublina.