British Museum

British Museum

Marble figurine of a man of the 'hunter-warrior' type. Carved with diagonal shoulder strap and belt. Right arm folded across waist and left across chest. Ghosts of painted eyes on face. Slight damage to feet but otherwise complete, with repair at waist where two pieces joined. Surface heavily encrusted.

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  • Title: figurine
  • Date Created: -2300/-2200
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 21.60cm
  • External Link: British Museum collection online
  • Technique: carved; painted
  • Registration number: 2011,5007.1
  • Production place: Made in Cyclades
  • Period/culture: Early Cycladic
  • Material: marble
  • Copyright: Photo: © Trustees of the British Museum
  • Acquisition: Purchased through Robert Haber Associates, New York. Previous owner/ex-collection Paalen, Wolfgang. With contribution from The Art Fund. With contribution from Patrons of the British Museum. With contribution from American Friends of the British Museum. With contribution from The Curtain Foundation. With contribution from Fleischman, Barbara G. With contribution from Ryan, Betsy. With contribution from Ryan, Jack