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PROPERTY FROM AN AUSTRIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A Vinca Terracotta Figure of a Woman, Neolithic Period, Vinča C, Vinča-Pločnik-Phase I, 5000-4700 B.C.
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 GBP
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PROPERTY FROM AN AUSTRIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A Vinca Terracotta Figure of a Woman, Neolithic Period, Vinča C, Vinča-Pločnik-Phase I, 5000-4700 B.C.
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A Vinca Terracotta Figure of a Woman, Neolithic Period, Vinča C, Vinča-Pločnik-Phase I, 5000-4700 B.C.
with narrow waist and outstretched perforated arms, and wearing a V-neck top and skirt with stippled detail, both garments with vertical grooves, the details engraved.
Height 15 cm.
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Provenance

Austrian private collection, Vienna, acquired in the 1950s/1960s
Richter Gallery, Wiener Neustadt, Austria
acquired from the above by the present owner on December 19th, 1991

Catalogue Note

For a closely related example cf. S. Hansen, Bilder vom Menschen der Steinzeit. Untersuchungen zur anthropomorphen Plastik der Jungsteinzeit und Kupferzeit in Südosteuropa (Archäologie in Eurasien, vol. 20), vol. 1, 2007, p. 210, pl. 104. Also see Christie's, New York, June 9th, 2011, no. 67, and Sotheby's, London, June 13th, 2016, no. 1.

For still standard literature on the subject see O. Höckmann, Die menschengestaltige Figuralplastik der südosteuropäischen Jungsteinzeit und Steinkupferzeit, in der Reihe Tackenberg - Narr (Münstersche Beiträge zur Vorgeschichtsforschung), vols. 3-4, 1968. More recently, and for a more general approach, see M. Gimbutas, The Gods and Goddesses of Old Europe 7000 to 3500 BC: Myths, Legends and Cult Images, 1974, ad loc.

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