Seller: alte-roemer-gallery (1,244) 0%, Location: Hamburg, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381519447761 Material: Limestone, Provenance: Ownership History Available, Details: Kusura idol Object: Idol, Kusura type Material: White, finely crystalline limestone Dating: 2700 - 2100 BC Bronze age Description: Idol made from white marble, typical stylized shape popular in Bronze Age Anatolia. So-called "Kusura type". The body has the shape of a thick plate. The wide side is rectangular with grounded edges, it evolves into a long neck with an almost circular head. The idol was inspected and confirmed to be authentic by late Prof. Lambert, University of Birmingham. Remarks: The name of this idol type refers to Kusura, an archaeological excavation in modern Turkey. There, in layer II, several comparable idols were found. Since then, we now have evidence for the popularity of these strongly stylized idols from the western coast of Asia Minor until far into the inland. Dimensions: Length 55 mm, width 30 mm. Condition: Perfect condition, excellently preserved surface. No damages. References: H. Schmidt, Heinrich Schliemann's Sammlung Trojanischer Altertümer (1902) 279, Nr. 7520. Zaalhaas, Idole, page 42ff. and page 30, plate 6. Prähistorische Staatssammlung München, Inv.nr. 1984, 3405 and 1984, 3406 and 1984, 3407. M. Mellink, Excavations at Karatas-Semayük (1966). American Journal of Archeology 71 (1967) 254, plate 77, fig. 13. Provenance: Found in the Near East. Acquired by Victor Copeland in the 1950s. Later acquired by C. Sawyer. Inspected by Prof. Lambert. Acquired by us, Alte Roemer Gallery, in 2011. Authenticity: All our objects are guaranteed to be authentic and come with a lifetime return policy on this matter. The name Alte Roemer stands for two passionate friends of ancient art and ancient numismatics. Our gallery is specialized in Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities as well as ancient coins. Please do not hesistate to ask if you have any questions concerning our items, shipping or appraisals. An invoice and a certificate of authenticity will be provided for every item we sell. Please take a look at our online shop boosting a broad selection of stunning ancient artefacts. We are looking forward to welcome you as a new customer! Alexander and Matthias! Alte Roemer Gallery, Germany ALTE ROEMER GALLERY AT A GLANCE • Modern online gallery • Assisting you personally in building an important collection • Lifetime guarantee on authenticity • Certified provenance • Shipping right to your doorstep COMPANY CONTACT Address: Alte Roemer GbR - Ancient Art and Antiquities Galley - Dr. Matthias Hoeh Dr. Alexander Khalaidovski Steindamm 3 20099 Hamburg Germany Contact: +49 89 716807 68 (phone) +49 89 716807 69 (fax) info [at] alteroemer.com RETURN POLICY ---- Instructions on withdrawal --- -- Right of withdrawal - You have the right to withdraw from this contract within 14 days without giving any reason. The withdrawal period will expire after 14 days from the day on which you acquire, or a third party other than the carrier and indicated by you acquires, physical possession of the goods. 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