Vinča Figure with Red-Brown Paint

Culture: Southeastern Europe
Period: 5500-4500 B.C.
Material: Clay
Dimensions: 16.3 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 5089
Provenance: Collection Nikola Javanovic, Vienna. Acquired in the 1960s. Since then in family estate. Accompanied by a TL-test – taken from the right shoulder and the bottom.
Condition: The legs reattached with ancient clay.
Description: Clay figure of the Vinča culture with reddish-brown coating. The angular body with broadly engraved, crescent eyes as well as a long, pointy nose. The back of the head is round. The arms are short and standing sideways from the body. The standing figure wears a gown, marked by several parallel, notched lines depicting a large X in the front. On the back an X made of only two crossed notches. The pelvis slightly rounded outwards, the legs are not accentuated. In the front of the upper body snail-like notches, at the back hashes intricate into each other. The base round. Vinča figures such as this one were used for ritual purposes. Possibly from the region of Supska-Stublina. TL test from Professor Rudolf Erlach, University of Applied Arts Vienna of January 2018. Mounted.