Violin-shaped figurine

  • Collection Number ΝΓ0337
  • Date Early Cycladic I - Pelos Phase
    3200 b.C. - 2800 b.C.
  • Description This small, violin-shaped figurine had been broken and repaired in antiquity. The two holes on either side of the breakage were apparently used for fastening the two parts with some kind of material (possibly yarn, a leather strap or even a lead clamp). Repairs were quite common in the Early Cycladic I period, reasonably so, since violin-shaped figurines were flat, very thin and, thus, relatively fragile.
  • Culture Cycladic
  • Period Early Bronze Age
  • Material marble
  • Dimensions H: 9.4 cm / W (shoulders): 3.2 cm
  • Object Provenance From Antiparos(?)
  • Exhbition Gallery 1st floor / Cycladic Art
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