Near Eastern Calcite Seated Steatopygous female Idol

5th Millennium BC, Halaf type.

Height: 5.5 cm. (2 3/16 in.)

Width: 2.9 cm. (1 1/8 in.)

#7011

ex: a private Middle Eastern collection, before 1981; previously another private Middle Eastern collection, before 1976.

Published: Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XIV. (New York, 2016) p.3 Antiquarium Ltd.; Women in Ancient Art (New York, 1997) p.4

Comparandum: Amiet, Pierre ; Art of the Ancient Near East (New York, 1977) p.444, pl.195 Mellart, James ; The Neolithic of the Near East (London, 1975) pp.165-167, fig.101 Bossert, Helmuth ; Altsyrien : Kunst und Handwerk in Cypern, Syrien, Palästina, Transjordanien und Arabien von den Anfängen bis zum völligen Aufgehen in der griechisch-römischen Kultur. (Tübingen, 1951) no.416, 417