7 December 2000
A LEVANTINE BRONZE AND GOLD IDOL
Circa Early 2nd Millennium B.C.
The female figure standing with her legs together tapering to a small projection, her hands holding her breasts, her buttocks defined, her large cylindrical head with elliptical eyes and a square chin, with two ribbons of twisted gold sheet falling on either side of her face, attached with bitumen to the knob at the top of the head
3.15/16 in. (10 cm) high
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For a similar idol from Syria see no. 581 in Thimme, Art and Culture of the Cyclades.
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