Cycladic Female Figurine


Liana Miate
published on 23 April 2022
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A Cycladic female figurine of the 'folded-arm' type. Early Spedos Variety. Attributed to the Fitzwilliam Master, Early Cycladic II Period (2700-2300 BCE). Made from marble.

The red pigment (found on the neck and head) is from cinnabar, a precious material that was imported to the Aegean.

Marble figurines are the creation par excellence of the Early Cycladic culture and are most likely associated with religious beliefs in the prehistoric Aegean. (Hellenic Museum, Melbourne, Victoria).

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Liana Miate
Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

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