Museum of Cycladic Art - N.P. Goulandris Foundation E X H I B I T S A N D H I G H L I G H T S
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A Cycladic Goddess
Marble Cycladic Statue, c. 2800-2300 BC.
Female Figure. Standing at 1.40 m, this masterpiece of Cycladic sculpture may qualify as a statue. It follows the standard type, with the arms folded over the abdomen and the long feet, soles slopping downwards. It is because of the latter feature that some scholars assume that the figurines were meant to be reclining rather than standing. The only difference between this large statue and its smaller 'sisters' is that the figures ears are rendered in relief, as two curved crescents along the elongated head. 2800-2300 B.C.