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    Stone idol. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)

Stone Idol

Date
Early Bronze Age, ca. 2700-2000 BC, Early Bronze Age
Museum
Manisa, Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum, 640
Inventory No.
640
Material
Stone
Object Type
Sculpture
Sculpture Type
Human Figure
Site
Sancaklı Bozköy?
Description
White stone idol of flat, abstract form with rounded, shovel-shaped body, stump arms, projecting neck, and disc-shaped head. Arms are delineated from body by notches on the sides and shallow grooves at the clavicles, the only apparent alterations to the otherwise flat and smooth surface.
Comments
Said to come from Sancaklı Bozköy. Prehistoric remains at the site are generally referred to by the authors in the bibliography. The idol appears to be derivative of the better known Beycesultan and Kusura types, with the stump arms of the former and the disc-shaped head of the latter.
Discussed
Roosevelt, “Lydia Before the Lydians”
Bibliography
Mellaart 1954, 175, 192; French 1968, 235; French 1969, 54 no. 40; Renfrew 1969, 27; Korfmann et al. 1994, 185 no. 1171.
Author
CHR