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Marble female figure

Early Cycladic I
3200–2800 B.C.
H. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1945
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151
The figure wears a headdress; on later works, the headdress is painted rather than incised. The pairs of holes in the neck and right leg are ancient repairs from which the "clamp," of metal or another material, is missing.
[With Edward Perry Warren, Lewes House, England]; [until 1945, with Jacob Hirsch, New York]; acquired in 1945, purchased from J. Hirsch.
Weinberg, Saul S. 1951. "Neolithic Figurines and Aegean Interrelations." American Journal of Archaeology, 55(2): pp. 126 n. 39, 128.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 165, pl. 5b, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo National Museum, and Kyoto Municipal Museum. 1972. Treasured Masterpieces of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 25, fig. 25, Tokyo: Tokyo National Museum.

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. no. 65, Karlsruhe: Müller.

Getz-Preziosi, Pat. 1981. "Risk and Repair in Early Cycladic Sculpture." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 16: no. 4, pp. 5-6 8-9, 25, figs. 1, 4-6.

Getz-Preziosi, Pat. 1985. Early Cycladic Sculpture: An Introduction. p. 58, fig. 45a, Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum.

Getz-Preziosi, Pat. 1987. Sculptors of the Cyclades: Individual and Tradition in the Third Millennium B.C.. pp. 10-11, 74-8, 156, fig. 4b, 7a, 33a, pls. IA, 16, 17, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Gill, David and Christopher Chippindale. 1993. "Material and Intellectual Consequences of Esteem for Cycladic Figurines." American Journal of Archaeology, 97(4): p. 637.

Getz-Preziosi, Pat. 2001. Personal Styles in Early Cycladic Sculpture. pp. 152, note 2, 179, fig. 9, Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

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. p. 14, fig. a, New York: The Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA), Inc.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 2, pp. 30, 409, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Caubet, Annie, Pat Getz-Preziosi, and Alain Pasquier. 2011. Zervos et l'art des Cyclades. p. 18, fig. 9, Vézelay: Musée Zervos.

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