Vinča Figure with Red and Black Paint

Culture: Southeastern Europe
Period: 5500-4500 B.C.
Material: Clay
Dimensions: 14.3 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 5098
Provenance: Viennese private collection Jovanovic, acquired 1970 at Galerie Erwin Richter in Wiener Neustadt. With a certificate confirming the provenance by Erwin Richter. Accompanied by a TL test of the University of Vienna.
Condition: Intact
Description: Clay figure of the Vinča culture with red and black pigmentation. The triangular head with the typical bulging eyes as well as a long, widely protruding pointy nose. The eye lashes facing upwards and the lower ones deeply notched. On the back of the head a clearly set off, three times pierced head cover. The arms are short and sideways protruding. The standing figure wears a gown with a V-cut neckline with black colored ribbons, running cross-shaped around the breasts and circular around the hips. Around the clinched lower body with an expansive pelvis a red skirt with deep carvings at the front and at the back. On the back of the head vertical carvings assuming to be hair strands. The legs are not accentuated. Vinča figures like the present one were used for ritual purposes. Possibly from the area of Supska-Stublina. Accompanied by a TL test of Professor Rudolf Erlach, University of Applied Arts Vienna. Mounted.