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A VINČA TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF A WOMAN, NEOLITHIC PERIOD, VINČA-PLOČNIK-PHASE, 5000-4500 B.C. | A Vinča Terracotta Figure of a Woman

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 GBP
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Description

  • terracotta
seated on a stool and holding a child in her lap, and wearing a V-neck garment with striations, perforations at the hips.

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

Vinča seated mother-and-child figures are scarce: see 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. 211, plate 317, Васиђ, Преисториска Bинча III. Пластɴка, 1936, figs. 551, 552, and 554, and L'art des premiers agriculteurs en Serbie 6000-2500 avant J.-C., 1979, no. 232, fig. 232.
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