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: 7.5 x 5.2 cm (2 15/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1984.97

Medium or Technique

Marble

Not On View

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Abstract schematic idol; probably a large pebble minimally worked into a figure-eight shape. Soft, crumbly, seawater? micaceous.

Provenance

By 1984: with Jeffrey Spier, 1780 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