16 June 2006
A SYRIAN MARBLE DOUBLE "EYE" IDOL
TELL BRAK REGION, CIRCA 3500-3300 B.C.
The thin plaque in the form of two conjoined figures, engraved on one side, each with a short neck off-set from the body by a V, three zigzags across their bodies, each with two large eyes and a single brow, surmounted by a striated cone
2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) high
European Private Collection, 1980.
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For a single idol similarly adorned with a cone, see no. 43 in Weiss, ed., Ebla to Damascus, Art and Archaeology of Ancient Syria.
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