A Time of Gifts 2019

This lovely tactile little piece is carved for us in Greece, in Greek marble.

Original Cycladic figurines, carved in marble, were produced during the third millennium BC. They are remarkable for their abstract simplicity, which is believed to have inspired later artists such as Picasso, Modigliani and Moore.

Cycladic art originates from the The Cyclades, a group of islands in the southwestern Aegean, comprising some thirty small islands, including Naxos and Paros, which were known for the quality of their marble. The ancient Greeks called these islands the Kyklades, imagining them as a circle (kyklos) around the sacred island of Delos, the site of the holiest sanctuary to Apollo and the island thought to be the birthplace of the god and his twin sister Artemis.

Our collection of Cycladic figures are reproductions of originals in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens and in the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens.

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dimensions Height: 8cm Width across her arms: 5cm Depth front to back: 7cm

marble Cycladic contemplation figurine

  • Code: MC-30
  • Status: In Stock
  • £90.00

  • excl tax: £75.00