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Marble spouted bowl

Period:
Early Cycladic II
Date:
ca. 2700–2200 B.C.
Culture:
Cycladic
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 3 5/8 in. (9.1 cm) diameter 6 13/16 in. (17.3 cm) length 7 15/16 in. (20.2 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Stone Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Judy and Michael Steinhardt, 2001
Accession Number:
2001.766
  • Description

    The artistry of Cycladic marble-workers is evident in the stone vases as well as in figures. This example is exceptional for the thinness of the walls, the finely articulated spout, and the large size.

  • References

    Thimme, Jürgen. 1976. Kunst und Kultur der Kykladeninseln im 3. Jahrtausend v. Chr.: Ausstellung unter d. Patronat des International Council of Museums ICOM im Karlsruher Schloss vom 25. Juni-10. Oktober 1976. Karlsruhe: Müller, no. 324 .

    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. Mainz on Rhine: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, no. 52, p. 123.

    Getz-Preziosi, Pat. 1996. Stone Vessels of the Cyclades in the Early Bronze Age. University Park, Penn.: Pennsylvania State University Press, no. F26, p. 274.

    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. 18, fig. i.

    Mertens, Joan. 2002. "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 2001-2002." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 60(2): pp. 6-7.

    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. 8, pp. 34, 410.

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