These schematic representations of the female form are from the Early Cycladic 'Grotta-Pelos' culture. 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 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.
Whilst original Cycladic figurines were carved in marble or limestone, our bronze supplier has produced this range of bronze Cycladic heads and figurines with us over the last decade. He also carves the 'one-off' marble pieces. All our bronze items are cast for us, in Greece, using the traditional 'lost wax' method. As nothing is mass-produced, there will inevitably be slight variations in patination and colouring. Each piece is, therefore, unique. Also, please allow for variations of a millimetre or two from the specified height. Bases are made of marble.
|dimensions etc||Height: 8cm|
bronze Cycladic violos figurine
- Code: BC-38
- Status: In Stock
- excl tax: £16.37