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Marble Idol, Early Bronze Age II, Kusura Type, circa 3000 - 2500 BC

Marble Idol, Early Bronze Age II, Kusura Type, circa 3000 - 2500 BC

Marble Idol, Early Bronze Age II, Kusura Type, circa 3000 - 2500 BC

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Marble Idol, Early Bronze Age II, Kusura Type, circa 3000 - 2500 BC


of highly abstract form, with rounded body, square shoulders, long, tapering neck, and round head.

Height: 6 3/4 in (17.2 cm)

Generally excellent. Repaired across the top of the neck.


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.

John J. Klejman, New York
Acquired from the above on March 30, 1964
For examples particularly close in form compare Jürgen Thimme, Kunst und Kultur der Kykladeninseln im 3. Jahrtausend v. Chr., Karlsruhe, 1976, p. 548, cat. no. 487; Sotheby’s, New York, June 11,  2010, no. 16; and J. L. Keith et al., The Pomerance Collection of Ancient Art, Brooklyn, New York, 1966, p. 67, cat. no. 73.