Fragment of group

  • Collection Number ΝΓ0339
  • Date Early Cycladic II - Syros Phase
    2800 b.C. - 2300 b.C.
  • Description Figurine groups are among the most interesting creations of Cycladic art. In this example, the head of a canonical figurine supports the feet of another figure of apparently smaller dimensions (only the lower legs are preserved). Six examples of that type have been found so far, some of which complete. They represent female figures of unequal size, with folded arms, standing one on top of the other. Typologically, they belong to the early stages of the Spedos variety. Although it is impossible to assess their precise function or symbolism, one can plausibly assume that these "double figurines" reflect beliefs related to childbirth and maternity.
  • Culture Cycladic
  • Period Early Bronze Age
  • Material marble
  • Dimensions H: 5.5 cm
  • Object Provenance From Naxos(?)
  • Exhbition Gallery 1st floor / Cycladic Art
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