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An Anatolian Marble Female Idol of Kiliya Type by  TURKISH SCHOOL

TURKISH SCHOOL

(TURKISH, )

An Anatolian Marble Female Idol of Kiliya Type ,

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Materials:

marble

Measurements:

9.02 in. (22.90 cm.) (height)

Description:

Estimate On Request; Chalcolithic Period, circa 3000-2200 B.C.; Of highly stylized geometric form, the massive head tilted backward acutely, with small bulging articulated eyes, a long ridged nose and small projecting ears on a tall slender neck, with broad curving shoulders, the arms off-set from the torso by oblique cuts, the forearms in raised relief, the wide hips with the pudenda incised, the legs together, divided by an incision, separating at the shins, the proper right foot projecting forward

Exhibited:

New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, on loan by the Guennol Collection, 1966-1993 (L66.11). New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art of the First Cities in the Third Millennium B.C., 8 May-17 August 2003. New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999-2007 (LO106).

Literature:

E. Rohde, “Die frühbronzezeitlichen Kykladenfiguren der Berliner Antiken-Sammlung,” Forschungen und Berichte, 16, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, 1975, p. 154, no. 8. P.O. Harper, The Guennol Collection, Vol. II, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1982, pp. 3-5. P. Getz-Preziosi, Early Cycladic Sculpture, an Introduction, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, 1985, p. 88, fig. 82. D. von Bothmer, ed., Glories of the Past: Ancient Art from the Shelby White and Leon Levy Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, p. 9.

Provenance:

Alastair Bradley and Edith Martin, New York, acquired 1966 or prior; thence by descent. with the Merrin Gallery, New York, acquired from the above, 1993. Acquired by the current owner from the above, 16 August 1993.

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