• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 251

    AN ANATOLIAN MARBLE IDOL

    KUSURA TYPE, CIRCA 2700-2300 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ANATOLIAN MARBLE IDOL
    KUSURA TYPE, CIRCA 2700-2300 B.C.
    With disc-shaped head, the neck flaring towards the wide spade-shaped body, mounted
    5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) high


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    For the type, cf. Exhibition Catalogue, Idols and the Beginning of Abstract Form, Ariadne Galleries, New York, 1989-1990, pp. 58-61, figs. 17-24.

    Special Notice

    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.


    Provenance

    Formerly in a German private collection, 1980s.
    With Galerie Serodine, Ascona, Switzerland.
    Swiss collection, acquired by the present owner in 2005.