Cycladic violin-shaped figurine

Unknown"3200-2800 BC" - ""

Museum of Cycladic Art

Museum of Cycladic Art

Schematic violin-shaped figurine with a long rod-like projection denoting the head and neck, and flat body with two wide notches at the sides, forming the "waist" . The base of the neck is emphasized with an incised V motif. Violin-shaped figurines - thus named for obvious reasons - are the most common type of schematic represenations of the human body in the Early Cycladic period and have several variations. They are usually small in size, only rarely exceeding 20 cm. in height. We do know that they represent female figures because several examples feature an incised pubic triangle or - less frequently - modelled breasts.

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  • Title: Cycladic violin-shaped figurine
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: "3200-2800 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: h213 mm
  • Period: Early Bronze Age
  • Culture: Cycladic
  • Type: figurine
  • Rights: N.P. Goulandris Foundation - Museum of Cycladic Art, N.P. Goulandis Collection, no. 1065, http://www.cycladic.gr/frontoffice/portal.asp?cpage=NODE&cnode=25&clang=1
  • External Link: Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece
  • Medium: marble