Lot 9
  • 9

A Cycladic Marble Torso of a Goddess, Early Bronze Age II, circa 2700-2600 B.C.

Estimate
12,000 - 18,000 USD
bidding is closed

Description

  • A Cycladic Marble Torso of a Goddess
  • Marble
  • Length 5 in. 12.7 cm.
of Kapsala type, lying with her arms folded over the abdomen.

Provenance

acquired by the current owner's father from Zoumboulakis, Athens, 1950s/1960s

Catalogue Note

For a closely related figure attributed to the Kontoleon Master see Pat Getz-Gentle, Personal Styles in Early Cycladic Sculpture, Madison, Wisc., 2001, pl. 56 (Sotheby's, New York, March 1st-2nd, 1984, no. 32). Also see J. Thimme, Kunst und Kultur der Kykladeninseln im 3. Jahrtausend v. Chr., Karlsruhe, 1976, no. 124, and Pat Getz-Preziosi, Sculptors of the Cyclades: Individual and Tradition in the Third Millennium B.C., Ann Arbor, Mich., 1987, pl. 21 [2].

Close