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Bicephalous Votive Figure With An Intaglio - D.0017
Origin: Lake Van, Anatolia
Circa: 4000 BC to 3000 BC
Dimensions: 6.125" (15.6cm) high x 1" (2.5cm) wide
Collection: Near Eastern
Medium: Dickite


Additional Information: SOLD

Location: United States
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A mysterious treasure from the dawn of Western civilization, this stone votive was offered thousands of years ago at the shrine of a powerful god. With a cache of related artifacts, it was discovered along the shores of Lake Van in Turkey. With powerful simplicity, it depicts a standing votary with a second head springing from the top of the first. What does this represent? A married couple that entreated the god together? A split personality? A spiritual awakening to a level higher than the ordinary? We can never know for certain, but the visual effect is haunting. The passage of time has in no way diminished the magic and energy that radiates from this unusual token of a forgotten world. - (D.0017)

 

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