Tell Brak Stone Eye Idol Amulet

 

13991. Tell Brak Stone Eye Idol Amulet

Ca. 3500 to 3000 BC.

Abstract carved stone form with conical body surmounted by two large open eyes. These idols were used for dedication to an all seeing god who watched over the populations of early Mesopotamia and a female depiction is extremely unique
Size 1-3/8 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

$1,100

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