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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 128

    AN ANATOLIAN MARBLE IDOL

    EARLY BRONZE AGE II, CIRCA 2700-2100 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN ANATOLIAN MARBLE IDOL
    EARLY BRONZE AGE II, CIRCA 2700-2100 B.C.
    Of Kusura type, with rounded body and short rudimentary arms, the long neck with disc head
    5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high


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    Cf. J. Thimme, Kunst und Kultur der Kykladen im 3. Jahrtausend v. Chr., Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe, 1976, pp. 383 and 551, no. 503 for a similar idol.

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    Provenance

    German private collection, formed during the 1960s-1970s (lots 1-8, 45-52, 139 and 145-146).