Marble head from the figure of a woman

Period: Early Cycladic II

Date: 2700–2500 B.C.

Culture: Cycladic

Medium: Marble

Dimensions: H. 9 15/16 in. (25.3 cm)

Classification: Stone Sculpture

Credit Line: Gift of Christos G. Bastis, 1964

Accession Number: 64.246

Description

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.

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