Daunia, South Italy, 4th century BC
H. 12 cm
Charming Daunian III polychrome doll, a so called “bell-idol”. Orange-beige tone, brown paint. Figure freely formed. It shows a male idol with a bell-shaped lower body. The upper body and neck are shaped like a column, with the neck merging directly into the face. The facial features of the figure are barely recognizable. The head of the idol is adorned with a conical headdress. An erect male member is attached to the stomach.
Condition: Missing points on the back. Surface flaked and sintered.
Provenance: ex. collection Mrs. R. K., Basel, Switzerland
Item reference: CL0314