Vinča Terracotta Figure

Culture: Southeastern Europe
Period: 5500-4500 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 12.9 cm high
Price: 12 000 Euro
Ref: 5110
Provenance: Viennese private collection Jovanovic, acquired 1970 from the Galerie Erwin Richter in Wiener Neustadt. Accompanied by a certificate confirming the provenance by Erwin Richter. Accompanied by a TL test from the University of Vienna.
Condition: Intact
Description: Standing terracotta figure of the Vinča culture with red-black painting. The angular head with a mask-like face, semi-circular engraved eyes, in between three vertical wrinkles. The nose is long and pointy. The deeply sitting ears are sideways protruding and pierced. The back of the head with six drills and long, engraved hair. The arms are short and sideways protruding with drills below the shoulder. The standing figure wears an opulently decorated dress, which is embellished with an angular spiral around the belly and with a cross on the chest. On the back of the neck a V-cut neckline and below a comb decoration. The buttock backwards and sideways protruding. The legs are not accentuated but decorated with vertical, horizontal and diagonal engravings. The base with five engraved toes has the form of a hoof and is slightly arched inside. Vinča figures like the present one were used for ritual purposes. Possibly from the region of Supska-Stublina. Accompanied by a TL test of Professor Rudolf Erlach, University for Applied Arts Vienna.