‘Anthropomorphic "Idol", Anatolian’, 5th-4th millenium, Phoenix Ancient Art

The piece, carved from a beautiful coarse-grained white marble, is whole but reassembled. It is mostly exceptional for its size, which currently does not have any parallels. Similarly shaped pieces are well-known on the Greek continent, in the Balkans and in Western Anatolia, but their size never exceeds 10 cm: they were manufactured in various materials (stone, gold, silver, terracotta) and persisted during the 5th and the 4th millennium.