Anatolian Marble Star Gazer Idol
An ancient Western Anatolian marble female torso of a Kilia Idol (also known as a star-gazer idol). The hips are carefully incised to indicate the legs and the pubic triangle.
Early Bronze Age, ca. 2700-2500 BC.
The Kilia idol takes its name from a site near Gallipoli on the European side of the Straits of the Dardanelles, where a number were initially found. The typical Kilia idol has a large head which seems to gaze upwards. The body is abstract with the arms indicated by notches at the sides. The pubic area is delineated by incised lines in the form of a triangle. The exact function of these idols is not known.
Formerly in a European private collection.
BUY or BID Sale
Over this summer, we identified objects of interest to include in our Fall 2018 Buy or Bid Sale. To entice you, we reduced prices on select objects. For other objects, we are willing to consider reasonable offers.
We reduced the price of this star gazer idol from $1,750 to $1,000
You can purchase the item by following the "Purchase" link on this page.
We will also consider a reasonable offer for this object. To make an offer, contact us by following the "Make an Offer" link below