Anatolia Steatite Neolithic Figure of a Mother Goddess

Description
Anatolia Steatite Neolithic Figure of a Mother Goddess
c. 6th - 5th Millennium B.C.

Schematic black stone figure of a seated woman of rounded and generous shape, of the so-called “steatopygic” Neolithic figures, prominent belly, rounded buttocks and cross-legged, her arms over her rounded belly.
One of the theories most commonly accepted places steatopygic statuettes in context with the religious sphere: they would be closely related to the Mother Goddess; this type of figure would have been worshipped in a very wide and varied area, ranging from Near East to Western Central Europe.

Size: 3.4 cm L - 1 3/8 inch
Material: Steatite
Culture: Anatolia
Condition: Intact
Display stand included

Provenance: Private British collection, acquired on the London art market prior to 2000.
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Lot details
Culture
Anatolia
Material
Steatite
Object
Neolithic Figure of a Mother Goddess
Century/ Timeframe
c. 6th - 5th Millennium B.C.
Condition
Good Condition, See Photo
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