• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 44

    TEN ANATOLIAN IDOLS

    CIRCA 6TH-3RD MILLENNIUM B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    TEN ANATOLIAN IDOLS
    CIRCA 6TH-3RD MILLENNIUM B.C.
    Including a black stone kneeling figure, the arms separated from the body by perforations; a bone standing figure with incised details and dotted circle eyes, a perforation through the top and back of the head; a terracotta seated female figure, her arms positioned below her breasts, the body stippled; a terracotta seated figure; a light brown steatite kneeling figure, the arms separated from the body by perforations, the eyes recessed; a veined brown steatite steatopygus figure, with a perforation through the neck, front to back; a black steatite seated female figure, her arms positioned below the breasts, a perforation below, front to back; a black steatite kneeling female figure, her arms lowered; a red stone standing figure, the tapering arms outstretched, the legs divided by a cleft, the navel and eyes deeply drilled, the nipples with smaller drilled depressions, the back of the head striated; and a gray terracotta stylized figure, the eyes and nose applied
    Largest: 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) high (10)


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    Provenance

    Japanese Private Collection, 1970s.