Chalcolithic Marble Stargazer Head Stargazer.. Product #: AS-3110 Regular price: $395.00 $395.00 In Stock
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Chalcolithic Marble Stargazer Head

Product Code: AS-3110
Height: 3.5CM

£395.00

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Prehistoric marble 'Stargazer' head.

A small, prehistoric Anatolian marble head of kilia type. Of highly stylised geometric form, the marble head is elliptical, with faintly defined nose and sylphic ears; this enigmatic artifact is a good example of its type. With purpose-made stand (height including stand 8.5 cms).

Condition: Fragment from a larger statue, otherwise intact, with light encrustations. 

Late Chalcolithic (copper) Anatolia:
Circa 3300 - 2500 BC.

Originally from a standing figure, kilia idols are often termed 'stargazers', coming from the obvious backward tilt of the head as if watching over the celestial sphere.  This...

Prehistoric marble 'Stargazer' head.

A small, prehistoric Anatolian marble head of kilia type. Of highly stylised geometric form, the marble head is elliptical, with faintly defined nose and sylphic ears; this enigmatic artifact is a good example of its type. With purpose-made stand (height including stand 8.5 cms).

Condition: Fragment from a larger statue, otherwise intact, with light encrustations. 

Late Chalcolithic (copper) Anatolia:
Circa 3300 - 2500 BC.

Originally from a standing figure, kilia idols are often termed 'stargazers', coming from the obvious backward tilt of the head as if watching over the celestial sphere.  This enigmatic artifact is a good example of its type. Though their true purpose is now lost to us, the unnatural form of the kilia suggests some manner of supernatural representation. Indeed their lasting popularity suggests they maintained an important meaning to the inhabitants of Bronze Age Anatolia down the centuries. Excavations in the ancient city of Troy have revealed relatively few stargazer figures entirely preserved, whereas fragments (mostly heads) were far more prevalent. It appears that pieces such as this were being preserved as magical relics by the inhabitants of the city, remnants from a long forgotten past. 

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