HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND RARE GREEK TERRACOTTA FIGURINE OF A FERTILITY GODESS (VENUS), GREECE, THESSALY, CA. 6000 BC!
Though the upper body of this Neolithic figure is missing, a great deal of physical information remains. The particularly full hips, large beasts and incised lines suggesting a pelvic triangle are evidence that the statue represented a female figure. The left leg is tucked under the right thigh, indicating that it was seated. Emphasis on the pelvic area has led scholars to suggest that this figure may have been used in association with fertility rituals (see a similar specimen at the The J. Paul Getty Museum).
Height: 6,5 cm.
Interesting idol with a long provenance in Danish collections. It comes from an old Danish Collection and was last sold at an international auction at KUNSTHALLEN in Copenhagen, 5.-6. november 1992. We have added pictures of the Catalogue. It estimated around $4500, but it sold at a higher price. The item comes with the old Catalogue and a COA.