Female Amlash Idol

Culture: Iran/Amlash
Period: Early 1st millennium B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 19 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 6154
Provenance: Private collection H.K., acquired in the 1980s at the London art market. Accompanied by a TL test.
Condition: Intact
Description: Terracotta statuette of a stylized female goddess from Amlash, today Kaluraz in the Gilan province, Iran. The figure has a bird-like face with a prominent nose, circularly punched eyes and pierced pupils. She wears a circular, jagged crown (polos), the double pierced ears still have ancient, possibly belonging gold earrings. The neck is long and cylindrical, on the back a broad braid is engraved. The also cylindrically continuing upper body depicts circularly engraved breasts, the arms are crossed. Hip and buttocks clearly become broader underneath, the pubic triangle is finely engraved. On the parallel legs the kneecaps are circularly engraved. With TL-test of 18 January 2016 confirming the age of the statuette. Mounted.