An Anatolian Kiliya-type Head of a Stargazer, Chalcolithic Period, ca. 3000 - 2200 BCE


$750 USD

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.

Category: Sculpture, Stone, Under $1000

Type: Near East