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Flat green stone, smoothly cut and finished. One end (the 'head') is squared off with a partially drilled hole in the center. The body is wider and sack-shaped.


By 1984: with Jeffrey Spier, 1750 Central Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois 60091 (said to be from Western Anatolia and the European art market); purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, March 7, 1984

Credit Line

John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund

Near Eastern, Anatolian, Early Bronze Age, about 2700–2200 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 001.


Height x width: 3.7 x 2.4 cm (1 7/16 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Green stone


The Ancient World