You are bidding on a small but very nice and x-rare terracotta Mother Goddess Venus from neolithic Anatolia.
Very schematic features, the arms resting on the breasts, the legs hidden under the fat belly, a large navel as a symbol of fertility.
For a style reference please see the last photo, the circled image.
Offered without reserve price!
In compliance with the Italian law, the object is accompanied by an export license and can therefore be sold and shipped outside Italy.
Dating: V - IV millennium BC
Dimensions: 4 cm
Conditions: very good, intact, nice patina, hard incrustations on the back side attesting a long burial in the ground.
Origin: Anatolia, possibly Catal Hoyuk or Hacilar.
Provenance: private collection Dr R. Berretti.
Riccardo Berretti is an italian architect who has been involved in many archaelogical expeditions along the Near East and the Arabian peninsula, giving his contribution to the study of the architectural structures being discovered.
For literary reference:
"Missioni archeologiche italiane: la ricerca archeologica, antropologica, etnologica" Italy. Direzione Generale delle Relazioni Culturali.
L'ERMA di BRETSCHNEIDER, 1997
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- Prehistoric, Neolithic
- Mother Goddess
- 4×4×2.5 cm
- Century/ Timeframe
- V - IV millennium B.C.
- Good Condition, See Photo