25 October 2006
A EUROPEAN NEOLITHIC POTTERY STEATOPYGOUS IDOL
CIRCA 5TH MILLENNIUM B.C.
With long neck and stylized head, wide shoulders with arms bent in front and resting just below small breasts, the wide hips with pubic triangle delineated and legs tapering to a point below
9¾ in. (25 cm.) high
Formerly in a European collection.
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Cf. M. Gimbutas, The Language of the Goddess, San Francisco, 1989, p. 103, fig. 168 (3) for similar conical-shaped body.
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