Schematic figurine (Kusura type)

Unknown"2700-2300 BC" - ""

Museum of Cycladic Art

Museum of Cycladic Art
Athens, Greece

Schematic figurine from western Anatolia, representing the human figure in a highly abstract way. It belongs to the so-called "Kusura" type and is strongly reminiscent of Cycladic schematic figurines (especially the spade- and violin-shaped ones) not only because of its material but also because of the flat profile and the overall shape. During the Early Bronze Age (3rd millennium BC), marble was used extensively for the manufacture of figurines of flat profile not only in the Aegean but all over the Eastern Mediterranean.


  • Title: Schematic figurine (Kusura type)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: "2700-2300 BC" - ""
  • Provenance: Asia Minor
  • Physical Dimensions: h146 mm
  • Period: Early Bronze Age
  • Culture: Anatolian
  • Type: figurine
  • Rights: N.P. Goulandris Foundation - Museum of Cycladic Art, N.P. Goulandis Collection, no. 961, http://www.cycladic.gr/frontoffice/portal.asp?cpage=NODE&cnode=25&clang=1
  • External Link: Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece
  • Medium: marble

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