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Lot 121, Auction 5/30/2017: Anatolian Marble Stargazer Head - Prominent Nose

Asia Minor, modern-day western Turkey, Anatolia, ca. 3200 to 2300 BCE. A carved white marble stargazer, with a prominent long, straight nose, the suggestion of a left ear, and a neck. The marble is off white in color with some beige and russet deposits as well as encrustation. Custom stand. Size: 1.375" W x 1.25" H (3.5 cm x 3.2 cm); 3" H (7.6 cm) on stand

Kilia idols can date as early as 4500 to 4000 BCE, and are precursors to Cycladic sculpture of ancient Greece. Their name derives from their place of origin, purportedly in the Gallipoli Peninsula from the Greek village of Kilia in modern-day western Turkey. These marble fragments of Kilia-type sculpture are usually called

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