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: 5.4 x 3 cm (2 1/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1984.93

Medium or Technique

Marble

Not On View

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Flat, schematic figure 8-shaped idol. Speckled brown stains, abraded edge, irregular.

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