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Bernhard I. Müller, PhD
Gallery by appointment
Zurich, Switzerland

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Anatolian Marble Idol with Eyes, 2700-2400 BC
$ 7500

Rare and large Kusura-type idol of disk-shaped head on a long neck.
The face embellished with a contouring line, large arched eyebrows and big almond-shaped eyes with indicated iris.
The rounded body with horizontal shoulders and vestigial arm stumps.
For the rendering of the facial details cf. item no. 509 in: Jürgen Thimme. Kunst der Kykladen. Karlsruhe 1976.
Marble
Western Anatolian, Early Bronze Age II, 2700 to 2400 BC
H. 14 cm (5.5 in)
Neck broken and reattached. Weathered and sintered surface.
Swiss private collection, collected 1968-1978. (identity will be disclosed to the buyer)

The authenticity of the item is unconditionally guaranteed


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