Buy an amazing Cycladic Museum Head of figurine of the Spedos Variety Copy 21cm - 8.26in Handmade Sculpture Real Greek White Marble
Condition: New, reproduction handmade in Greece.
Height: 21cm - 8.26 inches
Width: 9cm - 3.54 inches
Length: 8cm - 3.14 inches
Material: Real Greek Marble
Title: Cycladic Museum Head of figurine of the Spedos Variety Copy 21cm - 8.26in Handmade Sculpture Real Greek White Marble Creator: Unknown
Date Created:Greece Early Cycladic II - Syros Phase 2800 b.C. - 2300 b.C.
Provenance: Naxos?, Cyclades Physical Dimensions: h152 mm
Period: Early Bronze Age
This head once belonged to a large Cycladic figurine of the canonical type (Spedos variety). It is lyre-shaped with forehead tilted backwards. The broad triangular nose is the only plastically rendered feature. The simplicity, symmetry and abstract element of this work epitomize the virtues that made Cycladic art a source of inspiration for prominent twentieth-century artists, such as Brancusi, Modigliani, Archipenko, Giacometti, Moore and Hepworth, and established it as one of the most distinctive forms of Western artistic expression.
This art features female marble figures with their hands folded on their chests, symbolizing fertility and rejuvenation. The Cycladic islands of the Aegean were first inhabited by voyagers from Asia Minor around 3000 BCE and certain prosperity was achieved thanks to the wealth of natural resources on the islands such as gold, silver, copper, obsidian, and marble. This prosperity allowed for a flourishing of the arts and the uniqueness of Cycladic art is perhaps best illustrated by their clean-lined and minimalistic sculpture which is amongst the most distinctive art produced throughout the Bronze Age Aegean. These figurines were produced from 3000 BCE until around 2000 BCE when the islands became increasingly influenced by the Minoan civilization based on Crete. Small statuettes were sculpted from local coarse-grained marble and although different forms were produced, all share the same characteristics of being highly stylized with only the most general and prominent body features represented. The earliest examples were produced in the Neolithic period and were made until around 2500 BCE.
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- Stock: In Stock
- Model: 1252888551
- Weight: 1.70kg
- Dimensions: 8.26in x 3.54in x 3.14in