probably from Anatolia (the Asian part of modern-day Turkey) / Statuette of a Woman:  'The Stargazer' / c. 3000 BCprobably from Anatolia (the Asian part of modern-day Turkey)
Statuette of a Woman: 'The Stargazer'
c. 3000 BC

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Creator Qualifier: Probably
Creator Nationality: Asian; Anatolian
Creator Name-CRT: probably from Anatolia (the Asian part of modern-day Turkey)
Title: Statuette of a Woman: 'The Stargazer'
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: -300
Creation End Date: -299
Creation Date: c. 3000 BC
Object Type: Sculpture
Classification Term: Sculpture-stone
Materials and Techniques: marble
Dimensions: Overall: 17.2cm x 6.5cm x 6.3cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1993.165
Credit Line: Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund; John L. Severance Fund
Provenance: Nelson Rockefeller (published); Melba Davis Whatley Greenlee (confidential); Leonard Stern (confidential)
Style or Period: probably from Anatolia (the Asian part of modern-day Turkey)
Context: This statuette is the earliest sculpture of the human figure in the Museum. Whether it is a cult object or a funerary figure is unknown. The preliterate Stone Age civilizaiton that produced it left not written records. This type of figure is called a stargazer because its tiny eyes look up towards the heavens, a source of divine forces for most ancient sculpture.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1993.165
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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