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Schematic idol (Kusura type)

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: 8.7 x 4.5 cm (3 7/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1984.96

Medium or Technique

Marble

Not On View

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Kusura type. Flat, disk head, long neck, body in shape of a semi-circle. Brown patina, irregular root marks.

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