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Neolithic Vinca Culture Tripod Figurine Base

Antiquities - Stone Age


LOT 668

Estimate
GBP (£) 200 - 300
EUR (€) 230 - 340
USD ($) 280 - 420
Additional Fees*

Sold for (Inc. premium): £368

NEOLITHIC VINCA CULTURE TRIPOD FIGURINE BASE

Circa 5,000-4,200 BC. A grey ceramic figurine base comprising a triangular-plan trunk with a bent leg extending from each angle; the legs columnar with thickened bases, decorated with a heavily incised spiral extending from the knee; the trunk with pendulous lower extension and corresponding round-section peg above, with central socket. Ceramic, 605 grams, 11.5 cm.

Condition
Slight losses to two of the feet, otherwise very fine condition.

Provenance
Found in the Danube region in the 1920's.

Footnotes
The Vinca culture of southeastern Europe represents an early adoption of agriculture and copper-based metallurgy outside the Near East.

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

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