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The Cycladic Collection

Front, entire view of the figurine
Cycladic figurine

This is the largest known complete Cycladic marble figurine. It depicts a woman with her arms folded under her breast. The facial characteristics were probably painted, but the nose and breasts are shown in relief, and the pubic triangle is engraved. The body is tall and lean with slender arms indicated by deep grooves, and slightly bent legs, which convey a sense of motion. This figure is a variety of the Spedos type, which appeared during the Early Cycladic II period, the full floruit of Early Cycladic civilization.

Exhibit Features
Date: Early Bronze Age, From 2700 B.C. to 2300 B.C.
Place of discovery: Amorgos
Dimensions: height: 1,52 m
Material: marble
Inventory number: 3978
Exhibition hole: Exhibition hall 6
  Suggestive Bibliography
Παπαθανασόπουλος Γ., Νεολιθικά-Κυκλαδικά, Αθήνα, 1981, αρ. 111, σ. 193
Renfrew C., Το κυκλαδικό πνεύμα. Αριστουργήματα της συλλογής Νικολάου Π. Γουλανδρή, Αθήνα, 1991, σ. 156, εικ. 104
Το Εθνικό Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο, Αθήνα, 1999, σ. 11