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Marble head from the figure of a woman

Early Cycladic II
2700–2500 B.C.
H. 9 15/16 in. (25.3 cm)
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Christos G. Bastis, 1964
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151
The traces of eyes, in extremely low relief, indicate that they originally were rendered with pigment. The painted marble weathered less rapidly than the adjoining unpainted surfaces.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1979. Greek Art of the Aegean Islands. no. 14, pp. 57-58, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

von Bothmer, Dietrich, Bernard V. Bothmer, Pat Getz-Preziosi, Diana Buitron-Oliver, and Andrew Oliver, Jr. 1987. Antiquities from the Collection of Christos G. Bastis, Emma Swan Hall, ed. no. A, pp. 314-15, figs. A1-A3, Mainz on Rhine: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

Hendrix, Elizabeth. 1998. "Painted Ladies of the Early Bronze Age." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 55 (3): pp. 9, 15, figs. 8-9.

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. p. 16, fig. e, New York: The Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA), Inc.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 5, pp. 32, 409, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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