This elegant white marble Cycladic violin-shaped figurine was hand carved in Greece by artisans working closely with the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens. Featuring a long rod-like projection denoting the head and neck, the flat body has two wide notches at the sides representing the "waist". The base of the neck is emphasized with an incised V motif. Violin-shaped figurines are the most common type of schematic representation of the human body in the Early Cycladic period.
- Hand-carved white marble with black marble base - Figure measures 8 inches x 3.25 inches x .5 inches; base measures 4 inches x 1-3/8 inches x 1.25 inches - Elegant gift box measures 11 inches x 5 ninchesx 2.25 inches - Hand crafted in Greece - Replica of an object in the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, Greece - Item #: 10085/1065
The Cyclades are a group of small islands in the central-southern part of the Aegean Sea, forming a virtual land bridge from Greeece to Asia Minor. The early Cycladic figures were mainly made of marble which is plentiful almost everywhere on these islands. Cycladic art was highly anthropocentric, exquisite creations in carved marble. Their form and proportions established a perfection of simplicity and demonstrated a sublime austerity that has made them aesthetically inspirational to many modern and contemporary artists.
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