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Neolithic Seated Female Sculpture

Antiquities - Western Asiatic


LOT 667

Estimate
GBP (£) 3,000 - 5,000
EUR (€) 3,410 - 5,680
USD ($) 4,190 - 6,990
Additional Fees*

Sold for (Inc. premium): £2,875

NEOLITHIC SEATED FEMALE SCULPTURE

Circa 7th-5th millennium BC. A carved sculpture in dark grey stone of a squatting or seated female, its discoid head tilted upwards, with D-shaped eyes and slit mouth; the short arms placed over the chest and stomach, the buttocks rounded and exaggerated, the legs absent. Stone, 190 grams, 71.2 mm.

Condition
Extremely rare.

Provenance
From an old English collection.

Literature
Examined by Professor Melart at University College London, Institute of Archaeology along with the rest of the original collection in 1989.

Footnotes
The numerous female figurines from the Neolithic culture of Catal Huyuk have been used to support the theory that Anatolian society in the Neolithic was matriarchal and matrilocal.

Date
Friday 18th March 2011 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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