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Cycladic Marble Cup, Early Bronze Age II, circa 2700 - 2200 BC

Cycladic Marble Cup, Early Bronze Age II, circa 2700 - 2200 BC

Cycladic Marble Cup, Early Bronze Age II, circa 2700 - 2200 BC

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Cycladic Marble Cup, Early Bronze Age II, circa 2700 - 2200 BC


with pedestal foot and carinated body with flaring sides, the interior with remains of red pigment.

Diameter: 3 15/16 in (10 cm)

Excellent, very minor abrasion on edge of foot and rim.


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André Emmerich Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above on May 8, 1965
Herbert A. Cahn, Early Art in Greece: The Cycladic, Minoan, Mycenaean, and Geometric Periods, 3000 - 700 BC, New York, 1965, p. 17, cat. no. 34
André Emmerich Gallery, New York, Early Art in Greece: The Cycladic, Minoan, Mycenaean, and Geometric Periods, 3000 - 700 BC, May 7 - June 11, 1965
Cf. Sotheby’s, New York, November 29, 1989, no. 73, for a very similar example of this form. Also cf. Sotheby’s, New York, The Christos G. Bastis Collection, December 9, 1999, no. 42, and Pat Getz-Gentle, Stone Vessels of the Cyclades in the Early Bronze Age, University Park, Pennsylvania, 1996, pl. 91 and pls. 98-99. The author notes that the “addition of a pedestal is perhaps particularly felicitous from an aesthetic point of view because in it the lines of the body are repeated in a compressed and smaller scale and upside down in a kind of mirror image.” (ibid., p. 164).