DescriptionOne of the rare examples of unfinished figurines that have survived from the Early Cycladic period. The various parts of the body (head, torso, legs) have been only crudely carved, showing no details at all. For unknown reasons, no further carving was done and the surface did not undergo the final process of smoothing and polishing.
Unfinished figurines, though rare, are nevertheless extremely useful to archaeological research; surface analysis of the stone can yield a wealth of information, helping to determine the types and material of tools used to work the stone and the techniques employed in carving, smoothing and polishing a Cycladic figurine.
PeriodEarly Bronze Age
DimensionsH: 12 cm
Exhbition Gallery1st floor / Cycladic Art
Participation in exhbitions
1978Ancient Greek Art, Benaki Museum, Athens
1979Cycladic Art, National Gallery, Washington
1980Ancient Greek Art, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
1981Ancient Greek Art, National Museum, Kyoto
1981Cycladic Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1982Art des Cyclades, Musees royaux, Bruxelles
1983Cycladic Art, British Museum, London
1983L'art des Cyclades, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris