Violin-shaped figurine



The violin-shaped figurines are the most common type of schematic figurines in the first phase of the Early Cycladic culture, between 3200 and 2800 BC. They owe their name to their shape, which resembles that of a violin.

They are an evolution of a corresponding shape of figurines of the Late Neolithic (5300 – 3200 BC) and are usually small in size, very thin, with a long rod-shaped stem, which forms the head and neck, and two wide notches forming the waist.

Traces of repair are quite common in the Early Cycladic I period, especially in the violin-shaped figurines, which were particularly thin and therefore vulnerable to accidents.