AN ANATOLIAN STONE MOTHER GODDESS
NEOLITHIC PERIOD, CIRCA 6TH MILLENNIUM B.C.
Of white-speckled red stone, the steatopygous figure seated with her voluminous left leg folded back, the right leg bent at the knee and crossing to her left, her stumpy arms resting on her abdomen, the large head with flat almond-shaped eyes, projecting ears, a rounded nose and slit mouth, the top of the head recessed
1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) high
Acquired in 1988.
Anonymous sale; Boisgirard & Associés, Hotel Drouot, Paris, 16 June 2005, lot 123.