STARGAZER IDOL Replica
This idol is one of the early Bronze Age masterpieces, which you will find in Cleveland Art Museum in the United States. The replica which we have on offer is a handmade copy of this museum piece, as you can compare from the pictures provided.
The idol is highly abstract and rather reminds of contemporary or 20th century abstract sculptures, but it dates back the the 4th millennium BCE and was found in Anatolia. As this extraordinary piece proves, it was a time of a highly educated and civilized population within a most learned and most elaborated society.
Idols mark the link between daily ritual, politics and the family.
The stretch of land was also incredibly wealthy thanks to its strategic location between Asia with its silk trade route and Europe. The majority of the population lived in fortified settlements. Large Assyrian trading caravans made up of hundreds of donkeys loaded with textiles, herbs, silk and tin crossed the area. They paid tax to local leaders in exchange for protection and the right to establish trading posts (karums). Nevertheless, the various leaders were also more broadly connected and belonged to overarching cultural systems, yet not fully explored and understood.
Is made after the museum piece which was executed in translucent marble. Our replica is made from a marble powder mix with raisin which has a similar stability to marble, and can be handcrafted to match the features of the original.
Look at the incisions, with the triangle at the pelvis. It shows that, as the majority of Bronze age figurines, this is a female figure. Female power in ritual and belief testifies for an important social standing of women in their society, perhaps due to the fact that only women knew the true lineage of their offspring.
Her head is sculpted fully in the round while her body is reduced to a most elegant profile. We know of about 30 figurines of this sort of Kilia-type, named aftrer an excavation site in what is now Turkey. She is universally calleed a “stargazer” because her eyes look to the stars above, home of powerful divine forces.
This is a handcrafted reproduction of museum quality
The original dates from around 2000 BC, found in Anatolia, Turkey
Made in The Netherlands
The original measures overall: 17.20 x 6.50 x 6.30 cm
Product Code: PA_ANA02
weight: 500 g
Product Condition: New