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Historic Images of the Greek Bronze Age: The Reproductions of E. Gilliéron and Son

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Marble female figure

Period:
Final Neolithic
Date:
4500–4000 B.C.
Culture:
Cycladic
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 8 7/16 in. (21.4 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971
Accession Number:
1972.118.104
  • Description

    The figure represents a rare type known as steatopygous, characterized by particularly full legs and buttocks, and is undoubtedly indicative of fertility.

  • References

    von Bothmer, Dietrich and René d'Harnoncourt. 1950. Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities: An Exhibition from the Collection of Walter Cummings Baker, Esq. New York: Walter Cummings Baker, no. 52, p. 10, pl. 15.

    von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1961. Ancient Art from New York Private Collections: Catalogue of an Exhibition Held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, December, 17, 1959-February 28, 1960. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 86, p. 19, pls. 26-27.

    Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1979. Greek Art of the Aegean Islands. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 1, p. 45.

    Mertens, Joan R. 2002. "Cycladic Art in the Metropolitan Museum. Antecedents and Acquisitions." Silent Witnesses: Early Cycladic Art of the Third Millennium BC, Christos G. Doumas, ed. New York: The Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA), Inc, p. 17, fig. g.

    Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 1, pp. 29, 409.

  • See also
255417

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