Neolithic Vinca Terracotta Figure

Neolithic Vinca Terracotta Figure

An ancient Neolithic Vinca terracotta figure with outstretched arms, a prominent nose and an incised striated skirt. The hands and ears are pierced through.

Vinca Culture, Balkans.
Ca. 5000-4500 BC.
Height: 3 1/2 in. (9 cm).

The Vinca Culture derives its name from the modern village of Vinca, located on the banks of Danube, near Belgrade, where one of the largest and most significant prehistoric Neolithic settlements in Europe was discovered in 1908. The vast majority of Vinca figures represent women and animals.

cf.: M. Gimbutas, The Language of the Goddess, (New York, 1989), p. 26, fig. 39.

Formerly in a New York private collection 1990's; Texas private collection.

Inv#: 5240


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