Female figurine

Unknown"2800-2300 BC" - ""

Museum of Cycladic Art

Museum of Cycladic Art

This odd figurine is unique not only in Cycladic art, but also in Aegean art as a whole. The neck and legs curve forwards, so that the figurine has a bow-shaped profile. The disproportionately long neck ends in a snake-like head with a slit for the mouth. The disposition of the arms is the same as on standard Cycladic figurines, the legs are separate, and the large pubic triangle is outlined by shallow grooves.

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  • Title: Female figurine
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: "2800-2300 BC" - ""
  • Read more: <a href="http://www.cycladic.gr/frontoffice/portal.asp?cpage=resource&cresrc=141&cnode=40&clang=1">Read more</a>
  • Provenance: Attica?, Greece
  • Physical Dimensions: h110 mm
  • Period: Early Bronze Age
  • Culture: Cycladic
  • Type: figurine
  • Rights: N.P. Goulandris Foundation - Museum of Cycladic Art, N.P. Goulandis Collection, no. 332, http://www.cycladic.gr/frontoffice/portal.asp?cpage=NODE&cnode=25&clang=1
  • External Link: Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece
  • Medium: marble