Cycladic schematic figurine

Unknown"2300-2000 BC" - ""

Museum of Cycladic Art

Museum of Cycladic Art

Cycladic schematic figurine with a small head set on a rudimentary neck. A conical projection on the front side of the head probably represents the chin. The torso has a trapezoidal shape. The figurine belongs to the Apeiranthos type, named after a village in the Cycladic island of Naxos. The Apeiranthos type is a development of the "spade type" of the Early Cycladic I period (3200-2800 BC), but differs in that the head is outlined both in frontal view and in profile and the figurine in not completely flat. In some cases the head is tilted back, while the torso can take various shapes, such as rectangular, rhomboid, triangular ect. Apart from marble, Apeiranthos type figurines were also made of shell.

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  • Title: Cycladic schematic figurine
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: "2300-2000 BC" - ""
  • Read more: <a href="http://www.cycladic.gr/frontoffice/portal.asp?cpage=resource&cresrc=141&cnode=40&clang=1">Read more</a>
  • Provenance: Unknown
  • Physical Dimensions: h80 mm
  • Period: Early Bronze Age
  • Culture: Cycladic
  • Type: figurine
  • Rights: N.P. Goulandris Foundation - Museum of Cycladic Art, N.P. Goulandis Collection, no. 352, http://www.cycladic.gr/frontoffice/portal.asp?cpage=NODE&cnode=25&clang=1
  • External Link: Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece
  • Medium: marble