Near Eastern Alabaster Eye IdolCirca 4th-3rd Millennium BC
Description: Flat incised eye idol of smooth white alabaster. The figure has a squared body tapered toward the top. From the top of the body two bulbous eyes protrude upward incised with pupilled almond-shaped eyes and arched conjoined eyebrows. Small sunken diamond-shaped area between the eyes and the body.
Height: 1.3 in. (3.6 cm)
Condition: Intact with smooth creamy surface. Custom stand.
Provenance: Formerly in an East Coast private collection.
Reference: See Dictionary of the Ancient Near East (British Museum 2000) by P. Bienkowski and A. Millard, p. 112 for the type.
Price: $ 975