Vinča Figure of a Pregnant Woman

Culture: Southeastern Europe
Period: 5500-4500 B.C.
Material: Clay
Dimensions: 16 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 5088
Provenance: Collection Nikola Jovanovic, Vienna. Acquired in the 1960s. Since then in family estate. Accompanied by a TL test – taken from the left shoulder and the bottom.
Condition: The legs reattached with ancient clay.
Description: Clay figure of the Vinča culture with red color remains. The angular body with engraved, crescent eyes as well as a long, pointy nose. The back of the head is flattened. The arms are along the body, the hands placed on the clearly rounded belly. The standing figure wears a gown, indicated in the front by notched V-ribs, engraved on the back is a complex snail- and fish bone pattern. The buttock at the back protruding, the legs are not accentuated, the feet slightly sticking out. Vinča figures such as this one were used for ritual purposes. Hand posture and the round belly on this model may suggest a fertility cult. Possibly from the region of Supska-Stublina. With an old photograph of the collection from the 1960s. TL test from Professor Rudolf Erlach, University of Applied Arts Vienna of January 2018. Mounted.