Culture: NEAR EASTERN.
Date: 3000 - 2500 BC.
Provenance: EX: EARLY PRIVATE COLLECTION FORMED IN THE 1960'S.
Condition: INTACT, MOUNTED ON A CUSTOM BASE STAND.
Measurements: 4.5 INCHES HIGH, (11.5 CMS).
Characterized by aquiline nose, prominent cheekbones, grooved eyebrows meeting over the bridge of the nose, and deeply drilled eyes that may have been inlaid.
Cf: For closely similar examples, see lot 154, Sotheby's New York Antiquities and Islamic Art Auction, 8 December 2000, (est. $10,000 - $15,000), see alsolot # 75, Sotheby's New York Antiquities Auction, 9 June 2004, see also lot #209, Christie's London Antiquities Auction, October 2005.
Ancient Near East