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Sumerian Large Terracotta Eye Idol. 4th Millennium BC

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Sumerian Large Terracotta Eye Idol. 4th Millennium BC. H. 7 1/2 in. (19 cm.). Ex German private collection. © royalathena.com. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2006, no. 220 (amazon). Both the type and the large size are rare.

Let’s compare how the basic shape of violin the two big holes sometimes are interpreted as eyes, sometimes breasts, sometimes elephant ears, sometimes anthropomorphic, sometimes owl or bird-like:

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