Cycladic bowl

Unknown"3200-2800 BC" - ""

Museum of Cycladic Art

Museum of Cycladic Art

The shallow bowl is the most common type of Early Cycladic marble vessels. Hunderds of bowls of varied size have been found in Early Cycladic graves. Bowls with a pierced vertical lug - useful for hanging or carrying the vessel - are charasteristic of the Early Cycladic I period. This particular example has a couple of such lugs and belongs to an extremely rare type. In the following period (Early Cycladic II), bowls were left plain withouth suspending lugs.

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  • Title: Cycladic bowl
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: "3200-2800 BC" - ""
  • Provenance: Naxos?, Cyclades, Greece
  • Physical Dimensions: w290 mm
  • Period: Early Bronze Age
  • Culture: Cycladic
  • Type: bowl
  • Rights: N.P. Goulandris Foundation - Museum of Cycladic Art, N.P. Goulandis Collection, no. 973, http://www.cycladic.gr/frontoffice/portal.asp?cpage=NODE&cnode=25&clang=1
  • External Link: Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece
  • Medium: marble