Statuette of a Female Figure

A work made of marble.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of marble.

Date:

Early Bronze Age, 2600/2400 BC

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.

On View

Ancient and Byzantine Art, Gallery 151

Artist

Ancient Greek

Title

Statuette of a Female Figure

Origin

Kéa

Date

2600–2400

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

Extended information about this artwork

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