A VINCA TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF A WOMAN, NEOLITHIC PERIOD, VINČA-PLOČNIK-PHASE, VINČA C-D, 5000-4500 B.C.
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Property from an Austrian Private Collection

A VINCA TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF A WOMAN, NEOLITHIC PERIOD, VINČA-PLOČNIK-PHASE, VINČA C-D, 5000-4500 B.C.

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP

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Property from an Austrian Private Collection

A VINCA TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF A WOMAN, NEOLITHIC PERIOD, VINČA-PLOČNIK-PHASE, VINČA C-D, 5000-4500 B.C.

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Lot Sold:6,875GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from an Austrian Private Collection

A VINCA TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF A WOMAN, NEOLITHIC PERIOD, VINČA-PLOČNIK-PHASE, VINČA C-D, 5000-4500 B.C.


standing with her hands on resting on the abdomen, and wearing a striated garment with straps crossing over the back, the mouth, eyes, and other details incised, the lower part of the body restored.

Height as restored 15.5 cm.

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Condition Report

Lower part of the body restored. Head re-attached, with some fillings on surface. Object does not fluoresce under UV light inspection. Surface with scratches, abrasions and stress cracks.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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Provenance

Austrian private collection, Vienna, acquired in the 1950s/1960s

Richter Gallery, Wiener Neustadt, Austria

acquired by the present owner from the above on December 19th, 1991

Catalogue Note

For related examples cf. S. Hansen, Bilder vom Menschen der Steinzeit, Untersuchungen zur anthropomorphen Plastik der Jungsteinzeit und Kupferzeit in Südosteuropa I+II (Archäologie in Eurasien, vol. 20), 2007, pls. 255, 256, 260, and 498.

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