Quadruped altar

Early European, Balkan, Vinca
Chalcolithic Period
about 4500–4000 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Central Balkans

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 8.3 x 7.8 x 7.6 cm (3 1/4 x 3 1/16 x 3 in.)

Accession Number

2002.733

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Four-legged altar decorated with incised dotted bands forming maeanders. A post projects from each upper corner of the altar.

Provenance

By the mid 1990s: Harlan J. and Pamela M. Berk Collection (said to have been purchased from a dealer in London or New York between the late 1980s to the mid 1990s); gift of Harlan J. and Pamela M. Berk to MFA, December 2002

Credit Line

Gift of Harlan J. and Pamela M. Berk