Lower Body and Feet of a Prehistoric Idol
Report 2: Sculpture from Sardis: The Finds through 1975 (1978) Cat. 1
- Ca. 2500-2000 BC (?), Early Bronze Age
- Sardis or Museum Inv. No.
- Schist, Stone
- Object Type
- Sculpture Type
- Prehistoric, Human Figure
- Eski Balıkhane
- EB, trench A., 0.80 below surface, ca. 1.0-1.10 below top of marker A. In rubble fill near cover of a grave but not apparently connected with burial.
Preserved are the lower body and legs tapering to small pointed feet. The interior of the legs is unfinished. This is an example of a flat idol of obese type.
According to D.G. Mitten it is “like a silhouette cut-out of a mother goddess figurine.”
- Gray, hard schist, yellow accretion. Broken at top (waist) and splintered at sides.
- H. 0.076; W. 0.075; Th. 0.007
- See Also
- Published: Mitten-Yüğrüm, Eski Balıkhane, 195, fig. 8.