This lovely freestanding piece is based on original figurines in the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens.
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.
|dimensions etc||Height: 20cm|
|material||Bronze, cast using the traditional 'lost wax' method of antiquity. As nothing is mass-produced, there will inevitably be slight variations in patination and colouring. Each piece is, therefore, unique.|
|country of origin||Made in Greece in the foundry of the Semitekolo family, with whom It's All Greek has been working since 1999.|
bronze Cycladic head
- Code: BC-28
- Status: In Stock
- excl tax: £104.17