Tell Brak Terraoctta ‘Eye’ Idol

 

13815. Tell Brak Terraoctta ‘Eye’ Idol

Ca. 3500 to 3000 BC.

Buff clay abstract conical body with large circular eyes at top. Used for dedication to an all seeing god who watched over the populations of early Mesopotamia.
Size 5-1/4 inches H.
Intact and with earth deposits. Compare examples in 'Early Mesopotamia and Iran' by M.E.L. Mallowan. Ex Prominent NY collector DK. acq 2000s

$895

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