Vinca Figure with Red Cap

Culture: Southeastern Europe
Period: 5500-4500 B.C.
Material: Ton
Dimensions: 9.8 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 5083
Provenance: Collection Nikola Javanovic, Vienna. Acquired in the 1960s. Since then in family estate. Accompanied by a TL test.
Condition: One ear reattached, otherwise intact and of excellent quality.
Description: Very beautiful and well preserved clay figure of the Vinča culture with black, red and brown pigmentation. The triangular head with the typical bulging eyes with long incised eyelashes. The chin pointy, the ears protruding. On the head a red headwear with four perforations. The arms are standing sideways with the hands resting on the belly. The shoulders also on both sides pierced. The buttock stretched towards the back, the belly slightly round protruding forward. The brown coloured lower body with a flat base and broad hips. The figure wears a dress with a V-neckline, decorated with numerous incised patterns in the front on the closed legs and at the back. 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.