8 June 2005
NEAR EASTERN ART
A SYRIAN MARBLE "EYE" IDOL
TELL BRAK REGION, CIRCA 3500-3300 B.C.
The thin plaque adorned on one side with a smaller figure superimposed onto a larger, each similarly designed with a short neck off-set from the bell-shaped body by a shallow V, the two large eyes and single brow incised
2¾ in. (7 cm.) high
European Private Collection, 1980s.
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For a similar example see no. 42, p. 118 in. Weiss, ed., Ebla to Damascus. Art and Archaeology of Ancient Syria.
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