Marble female figure

Attributed to the Bastis Master

Period: Early Cycladic II

Date: 2600–2400 B.C.

Culture: Cycladic

Medium: Marble

Dimensions: H. 24 3/4 in. (62.79 cm)

Classification: Stone Sculpture

Credit Line: Gift of Christos G. Bastis, 1968

Accession Number: 68.148


The recognition of distinct artistic personalities in Cycladic sculpture is based upon recurring systems of proportion and details of execution. The stylization of the human body that is elegant almost to the point of mannerism is characteristic of the Bastis Master.