Bodrogkeresztur gold ring shaped idol

M37

£650.00

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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.

Culture
Hungary or Balkans, Bodrogkeresztur culture, Chalcolithic, c. 4000 to 3600 BC

Size
2.7 x 1.9 cms

Condition
Intact as shown in the photographs

Provenance
Ex. deceased estate, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; acquired late 20th Century

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