- Finds from the Early Cycladic graves and settlements
This unit contains grave gifts of the Early Bronze Age from Naxos, Amorgos, Paros, Syros and Siphnos.The krater-shaped marble vases (also known as kandiles), the violin-shaped idols, the ceramic pan-shaped vessels with engraved representations of ships, are all characteristic of the Cycladic civilization. The silver diadem from Chalandriani, with its pointill? decoration of bird-shaped figures and other motifs, is a unique example of silver jewelry from this period. The display also includes metal working implements and residue (moulds, crucibles and slags), jewelry and many stone, bone and bronze tools.
- Typological and chronological development of Cycladic figurines
The most characteristic Cycladic artefacts, the marble figurines, are presented in this unit. Most of these figurines represent female figures of the 'folded arms' variety. A single large figurine, the only example of large-scale sculpture in the Early Cycladic period, and the marble three-dimensional figurines of musicians are of special importance.
- Finds from Phylakopi, Melos
This unit contains the finds from the four successive settlements at Phylakopi, which span the entire Aegean Bronze Age. The finds include pottery with painted and engraved geometric and figural motifs, and naturalistic wall-paintings from Late Bronze Age houses.