Seller: hix.antiquitatis (706) 100%, Location: New York, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 272387758168 Material: Marble, Provenance: Formerly in a European private collection., Details: Anatolian Marble Star Gazer Idol An ancient Western Anatolian marble female torso of a Kilia Idol (also known as a star-gazer idol). The hips are carefully incised to indicate the legs and the pubic triangle. Early Bronze Age, ca. 2700-2500 BC. Height: 2 5/8 in. (7 cm). Mounted. The Kilia idol takes its name from a site near Gallipoli on the European side of the Straits of the Dardanelles, where a number were initially found. The typical Kilia idol has a large head which seems to gaze upwards. The body is abstract with the arms indicated by notches at the sides. The pubic area is delineated by incised lines in fhe form of a triangle. The exact function of these idols is not known. Formerly in a European private collection. #4158 GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC AND AS DESCRIBED HIXENBAUGH ANCIENT ART, NEW YORK Member: Appraisers Association of America (AAA) Art and Antique Dealers League of America (AADLA) Confederation Internationale des Negociants en Oeuvres d'Art (CINOA) See our 'about me' page for our credentials and expertise. All antiquities we handle are authentic and legally acquired. Every piece is accompanied by a complete description with photo and signed guarantee of authenticity. See our web site for more examples of fine ancient art.