Bodrogkeresztur gold ring shaped idolM37
A rare gold idol with a ring-shaped body and a flared protrusion with four punched holes. The significance or function of these idols remains unknown but they are likely to represent the female body and may have been linked to childbirth.
Hungary or Balkans, Bodrogkeresztur culture, Chalcolithic, c. 4000 to 3600 BC
2.7 x 1.9 cms
Intact as shown in the photographs
Ex. deceased estate, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; acquired late 20th Century