Small female idol

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This statuette, depicting a naked woman standing on her toes in a frontal position with her arms crossed over her body, reproduces an original marble statue from Naxos, one of the Cyclades islands. It is characteristic of the artistic production of these islands during the prehistoric period of the Ancient Bronze (3200-2000 BC): thanks to their geographical location, between Anatolia and the Greek mainland, the Cyclades ensure the diffusion of technical innovations from one region to another and then undergo a period of artistic development.
This flat and angular figurine whose head and general shape fit into a triangle whose nose and breasts are shaped, arms and legs being marked by a simple incision, is of the type of Chalandriani (site of Syros), probably a late variety of the Culture of Keros-Syros (2700-2300 BC).

Reproduction in patinated resin

Dimensions
Height: 29 cm.
Length: 12 cm.
Depth: 8 cm.
Weight: 0.6 kg.
Origin: Excavations of the island of Naxos.
Period: 2500-2000 BC.
Museum: Paris - Museum of the Louvre.
Material: Resin.
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The artists of the Cyclades created a geometric art whose marble idols offer us, without doubt, the most complete forms, where abstraction, harmony of proportions, purity of volumes and lines dominate.
This long period of twelve centuries is itself marked by different stages of evolution, different "cultures", each designated by the names of the sites that were the most important sites.

The study of these marble idols has been refined to the point of distinguishing between workshops and even "master" hands. Their meaning, on the other hand, remains enigmatic: different hypotheses have been proposed and then rejected: images of the Mother Goddess, protector of the dead, effigies of the deceased? Without doubt, the function of these statuettes was not exclusively funerary, since they were not all found in the tombs and sometimes bear traces of ancient repairs suggesting a prolonged use.

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Small female idol

This statuette, depicting a naked woman standing on her toes in a frontal position with her arms crossed over her body, reproduces an original marble statue from Naxos, one of the Cyclades islands. It is characteristic of the artistic production of these islands during the prehistoric period of the Ancient Bronze (3200-2000 BC): thanks to their geographical location, between Anatolia and the Greek mainland, the Cyclades ensure the diffusion of technical innovations from one region to another and then undergo a period of artistic development.
This flat and angular figurine whose head and general shape fit into a triangle whose nose and breasts are shaped, arms and legs being marked by a simple incision, is of the type of Chalandriani (site of Syros), probably a late variety of the Culture of Keros-Syros (2700-2300 BC).

Reproduction in patinated resin

Dimensions
Height: 29 cm.
Length: 12 cm.
Depth: 8 cm.
Weight: 0.6 kg.
Origin: Excavations of the island of Naxos.
Period: 2500-2000 BC.
Museum: Paris - Museum of the Louvre.
Material: Resin.
Editor:rmngp

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