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Marble bowl

Period:
Early Cycladic II
Date:
ca. 2700–2400 B.C.
Culture:
Cycladic
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 1/4 x 5 3/4 in. (5.7 x 14.6 cm) diameter 5 13/16in. (14.8cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Stone Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Takis Efstathiou, in memory of George and Barbara Chimes, 1999
Accession Number:
1999.342
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151
Handmade bowls such as this were among the most popular stone vessels in the Early Cycladic II period. Many examples with known provenance come from tombs and are often found in association with Cycladic figurines. The vessels were likely used in funerary rituals, possibly associated with the figurines.
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