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Anatolian Marble Kilia Idol Head

Ancient Near East, Anatolia, present-day Turkey, ca. 2800 to 2200 BCE. This is a kilia head made from milky white stone, probably marble. Kilia are highly stylized female figures made throughout the Mediterranean during the Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age. They are characterized by bulbous heads, long necks, and flat bodies with wide, flipper-like arms. When first made, the faces would have had painted details such as eyes. Archaeologists have interpreted these figures as female and call them "stargazers" because their heads are tilted upwards. Comes with custom stand. Size: 1.35" L x 1.3" W x 0.7" H (3.4 cm x 3.3 cm x 1.8 cm); height on stand: 2.2" (5.6 cm)

Condition: Heavy encrustation on top of the marble, but the shape of the head is excellent. Head is a fragment from a larger body.

Provenance: private New Jersey USA collection, acquired over twenty years ago

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