This elegant white marble Cycladic head reproduction was hand carved in Greece by artisans working closely with the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens. The Cycladic fragment upon which this is based dates from the Early Cycladic II period (2800-2300 BC) and is in the collection of the of the Museum of Cycladic Art. It is probably the head of a female figure standing naked with her arms folded below her chest, representing a great 'Mother Goddess', symbol of fertility and rejuvenation.
- Hand-carved white marble with black marble base - Figure measures 2 inches x 3.75 inches x 1.5 inches - Base measures 1.75 inches x 1.75 inches x .75 inch - Elegant gift box measures 5.75 inches x 2-5/8 inches x 2 inches - Hand crafted in Greece - Replica of an object in the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, Greece - Item #: 10095/0110
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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