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LOT 0482

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GBP (£) 6,000 - 8,000
EUR (€) 6,610 - 8,810
USD ($) 7,780 - 10,380

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£5,400 (EUR 5,947; USD 7,005) (+bp*)

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Anatolian Decorated Marble Idol

3rd millennium BC

A carved marble or alabaster idol with a discoid, lentoid-section body, short neck and facetted 'triangular' terminal, or 'head', with stylised eyes and eyebrows expressed as dot-in-ring motif below shallow crescents; double ornamental collar at the neck composed of two rows of vertical lines either side of a plain band; three sets of hatched lines around the body representing arms, groin and leg regions; a single dot-in-ring at the base of the neck on the reverse; mounted on a custom-made stand. 207 grams total, 12cm including stand (4 3/4"). Fine condition.

Provenance
From a private collection, 1960s; this lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.10212-167768.
Literature
Cf. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Disc-shaped figure, Early Bronze Age III, accession no.1984.20, for a similar example.