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
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.