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Marble female figure

Period:
Early Cycladic II
Date:
2300–2200 B.C.
Culture:
Cycladic
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Bequest of Alice K. Bache, 1977
Accession Number:
1977.187.11
  • Description

    The remains of an ancient repair are of special interest. The head had broken from the long thin neck. A channel was cut into the sides of the neck and the head and then filled with lead. This technique was an established means of joining pieces in the first millennium B.C. The repair thus may be contemporary with the piece or date from more than one thousand years later.

  • References

    Gilikson, Patricia A. 1994. "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1993-1994." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 52(2): no. 21, pp. 7-9, 19-21, figs. 2, 45-49.

    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. 3, pp. 30, 409.

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