Anatolian marble Kusura idol , 3rd millennium B.C.

Anatolian idols are so named because they were found in ancient Anatolia, which would correspond to present-day Turkey. Specifically this amulet is called Kusura typology, which are those whose shapes of the body and head are rounded. They are considered esteatopigias because they highlight the hips in a way that is associated with fertility. These idols could have a ritual function, since the sculptures were considered charged with a magic that made it possible to make rituals with them, in this case associated with reproduction and fertility. These idols will later influence avant-garde painters and sculptors such as Picasso, who will stop paying attention to figuration and nature and move on to purer and simpler forms, achieving, by not showing us something simple to discern, the transmission of their own experience.


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