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Statuette of a Female Figure

A marble sculpture of faceless figure with crossed arms missing nose. Its lines are simple, and the figure ois broken below the knees.
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  • A marble sculpture of faceless figure with crossed arms missing nose. Its lines are simple, and the figure ois broken below the knees.

Date:

Early Bronze Age, 2600-2400 BCE

Artist:

Cycladic; probably from the island of Keros

About this artwork

Cycladic sculpture is characterized by the abstract treatment of the human form. The vast majority of the white marble statuettes depict pregnant females, suggesting an association with fertility or regenerative forces. Although they are admired today for their stark simplicity, these statuettes once had hair, eyes, jewelry, or other ornaments added in red, blue, and black pigment, which has since faded.

Status

On View, Gallery 151

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Statuette of a Female Figure

Place

Kéa (Object made in)

Date

2600 BCE–2400 BCE

Medium

Marble

Dimensions

39.9 × 11.6 × 4.9 cm (15 11/16 × 4 9/16 × 1 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

Katherine K. Adler Memorial Fund

Reference Number

1978.115

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