Cycladic Head

Unidentified Artist2600 BCE - 2500 BCE

Harvard Art Museums

Harvard Art Museums

This small marble ovoid head and neck have a backward tilt. The sole facial feature is an elongated, triangular nose in relief. Traces of red pigment in the form of closely spaced red dots appear as ornamentation on the forehead and cheeks, and faint traces of pigment are visible also above the nose and in the incised line separating the head from the neck. The head is set on wooden base.

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  • Title: Cycladic Head
  • Creator: Unidentified Artist
  • Date: 2600 BCE - 2500 BCE
  • Technique: Carved
  • Physical Dimensions: w6.0 x h11.4 x d5.1 cm
  • Period: Cycladic period, Early
  • Credit Line: Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest from the Estate of Alice M. Kaplan
  • Creation Place: Cyclades/Europe/Ancient & Byzantine World
  • Type: Sculpture
  • External Link: Harvard Art Museums
  • Medium: Marble, hematite