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Extremely rare Vinca Idol 4500 BC

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Pre AD 1000   item# 1065981

Extremely rare Vinca Idol 4500 BC
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2560.00 

An exceptionally rare Ancient European Vinca Culture zoomorphic creature, dating to the 5th Millennium BC. The grey terracotta horned creature with elongated forehead, pointed nose and mouth, short legs, stub tail and a large belly. The quality of this finely made sculpture exceeds the vast majority of known Vinca pieces. Careful modeling and use of incised decoration create a marvelous, powerful aesthetic. The subject matter is rather mysterious. The highly stylized figure appears to b ...click for details

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