Anatolian Marble Star Gazer Idol. An ancient Western Anatolian marble female torso of a Kilia Idol (also known as a star-gazer idol) composed of two fragments. The hips are incised to indicate the legs and the pubic triangle. Overall Height: 3 3/8 in.The Kilia idol takes its name from a site near Gallipoli on the European side of the Straits of the Dardanelles, where a number were initially found. The typical Kilia idol has a large head which seems to gaze upwards. The body is abstract with the arms indicated by notches at the sides. The pubic area is delineated by incised lines in the form of a triangle. The exact function of these idols is not known. Formerly in a European private collection. GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC AND AS DESCRIBED. HIXENBAUGH ANCIENT ART, NEW YORK. Member: Appraisers Association of America (AAA) Art and Antique Dealers League of America (AADLA) Confederation Internationale des Negociants en Oeuvres d'Art (CINOA). See our'about me' page for our credentials and expertise.
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The item "Anatolian Marble Star Gazer Idol Ancient Art & Antiquities" is in sale since Tuesday, November 28, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antiquities\Greek".antiquitatis" and is located in New York, New York.This item can be shipped worldwide.