An important Neolithic Venus, an anthropomorphic idol representing a prehistoric fertility mother goddess , carved in the round from sandstone pigmented with yellowish ocher. Her head is stylized and left plain, her arms are folded underneath her breasts. Her female sex is visible and accentuated. The back shows a spinal cavity running from of the neck to the bottom of the stubby legs.
Yemen, 6th - 4th millenium B.C.
Provenance: private collection of Mr. S. G. acquired in May 2020 ; acquired from a German private collection and previously purchased at Gorny & Mosch auction (Munich) in the 80's.
Dimensions: H (with stand) 5.3cm ; H (statue) 3.5cm ; W 2.2cm
Presented on a high quality custom-made stand.
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