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A Cycladic Marble Figure of a Goddess, Early Bronze Age II, circa 2600-2400 B.C

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A Cycladic Marble Figure of a Goddess, Early Bronze Age II, circa 2600-2400 B.C

A Cycladic Marble Figure of a Goddess, Early Bronze Age II, circa 2600-2400 B.C

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A Cycladic Marble Figure of a Goddess

Early Bronze Age II, circa 2600-2400 B.C


lying with her legs slightly bent at the knees and forearms folded over the abdomen, with sloping shoulders and flaring head with long aquiline nose, the details of the body finely incised.

Height 21.7 cm.

Repaired across proper right foot, knees, and twice across neck. Small areas of fill and some glue visible along neck breaks in pre-treatment photos (joins are now painted over). Minor chip on nose below top. Slight abrasions along shoulder ridges. Surface somewhat worn overall and with remains of incrustation and root-marks.


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Dr. Marcel Van Eijk (1910-1993), Belgium, acquired circa 1960
by descent to his daughter (b. 1935), Belgium
by descent to her daughter Caroline Eekhoudt (d. 2005), Belgium
by descent to her son Anthony Kouloufi, Belgium
Brussels art market, acquired from the above
acquired by the present owner from the above
This figure of the Chalandriani variety embodies the style of the late stages of development in Cycladic figures, namely an emphasis on linear angularity as opposed to curved elements to express the female figure. The triangular head, square chest, and flat legs, only indicated by a grooved line, are typical of Cycladic figures from this period. For a similar example in the N.P. Goulandris collection, see C. Doumas, Cycladic Art, Ancient Sculpture and Ceramics of the Aegean from the N.P. Goulandris Collection, 1979, p. 71, no. 85.