of Kiliya type, a stylized, geometric female head is from an early statue whimsically known as “Stargazers” because their flat, wedge-shaped heads perched on slender necks give the appearance that they are looking up at the skies. They’re usually found in fragments — breaking them at the necks may have been part of a ritual burial of the figurines — and broken heads and bodies are fairly common.
Dimensions: Length: 1 inch (2.5 cm), Width: 1 inch (2.5 cm)
Condition: The head is intact and in excellent condition overall, a particularly nice example.
Provenance: Private NYC collection, acquired from the Netherlands art trade in 2006.