Alabaster Eye Idol


Circa Third Millennium BC

Bronze Age eye idol carved on flat, creamy white alabaster stone. The figure has a squat rectangular body with sloped shoulders, short thick neck and cone-shaped head.  The face is incised with typical large round eyes, deep pupils and high arched conjoined eyebrows.  Comes with a professionally built custom wooden base for display. A very affordable example of the type.

Height: 1.6 in. (4 cm)

Condition: Repaired at the neck. Thin layer of pinkish-beige encrustation.

Provenance: Formerly in an East Coast private collection.

Reference: These votive idols were buried in large quantities, generally broken to prevent “re-use,” at ancient “Eye Temples.”

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Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 4 × 4 × 4 in