Tell Brak Black Stone Eye Idol

 

13887. Tell Brak Black Stone Eye Idol

Ca. 3500 to 3000 BC.

Abstract box-like body with large semi-circular arched open eyes at top. Used for dedication to an all seeing god who watched over the populations of early Mesopotamia.
Size 3-1/4 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

$1,750

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