13 June 2000
A GREY STONE EYE IDOL
syria or mesopotamia, circa 3500-3000 b.c.
With a pair of large "eyes" formed as two connecting open cylinders atop the rectangular neck and flaring bell-shaped body
81/8 in. (20.6 cm) high
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For an eye idol almost identical in form found at Tell Gawra see no. 216 in Amiet, Art of the Ancient Near East.
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