She is a 'bronze effect' figurine on a solid marble base. Produced by the same supplier as all the bronze Cycladic pieces, so in appearance she is like the bronzes....but in weight, easily portable!
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 modern day artists such as Pablo Picasso and Henry Moore.
Cycladic art originates from 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 of Apollo and the island thought to be the birthplace of the god and his twin sister Artemis.
These Cycladic figures are reproductions of originals in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens and in the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens.
|dimensions etc||Height: 97cm including the marble base.|
vast Cycladic figurine
- Code: BC-41
- Status: In Stock
- excl tax: £541.67