Schematic idol

Near Eastern, Anatolian
Early Bronze Age
about 2700–2200 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 001.

Dimensions

Height x width: 7.2 x 3.2 cm (2 13/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1984.92

Medium or Technique

Marble

Not On View

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Schematic idol, flat, with rectangular “head” area and slightly wider, rectangular body with rounded end. Irregular brown stains on “back”; front clean gray white, abraded left

Provenance

By 1984: with Jeffrey Spier, 1750 Central Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois 60091 (said to be from Western Anatolia and the European art market); purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, March 7, 1984

Credit Line

John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund