Western Asia, Early Bronze Age II, ca. 2700 to 2300 BCE. Flat, highly-stylized marble figurine of the Kiliya type, with long, narrow torso and angled arms. An incised triangle accentuates the pubic area. Size: 1-5/8"H + custom lucite mount.
For an idol of this type, whose lower arms are set off three-dimensionally from the upper arms, cf. J. Thimme, Kunst und Kultur der Kykladeninseln im 3. Jahrtausend v. Chr., Catalogue Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe 1976) 402, 562, no. 560.
Provenance: Ex-private Herbert A. Cahn collection, Basle, 1990s.
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