Near East

Syrian eye idol - Basalt

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Syrian eye idol - BasaltSyrian eye idol - Basalt

Eye idol.
Basalt. Height 14,1 cm. AL S00013357.
4th millenium B.C. North Syria.
Almost intact.

Some scholars think now that it would be better interpreted as a tool used in making threads out of wool. Passing the thread into each hole, and in twisting two (or three) of them together, one could make a nicer and stronger type of thread (eventually in twisting two (or three) different colours of wool threads).

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€ 3 500 ,-