29 April 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 11,250
GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000
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.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.
Formerly in a German private collection, 1980s.
With Galerie Serodine, Ascona, Switzerland.
Swiss collection, acquired by the present owner in 2005.
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