Near Eastern, Anatolian
Early Bronze Age
about 2700–2200 B.C.
Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 001.
Height x width: 7.2 x 3.2 cm (2 13/16 x 1 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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
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
John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund