That said, we do not know how long it took to sculpt the larger figurines.
Our understanding of how the Cycladic figurines were made derives from three sources:
a) A workshop area found at the site of Skarkos (on the island of Ios), which contained finished and half-finished figurines, tools of emery, obsidian, and pumice – as well as lumps of mineral pigments
b) Toolmarks on half-finished figurines
c) Experimental manufacture of marble figurines with traditional tools and techniques