Male Cycladic idol - type of Dokathismata

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Male Cycladic idol - dokathismata variety

The famous Cycladic idols, marble statuettes (from 5cm to 1.50m high) mainly represent female and, more rarely, male figures, and are the most outstanding creations of the period.
These "idols" belong to several types:

- The most common group is the so-called "de Spédos" type: composed of figurines mostly of female form. The arms are crossed under the breasts represented by two small protrusions. The sex is represented by incisions. The head is oval and becoming slightly triangular, of large size with the forehead slightly sloping backwards, showing only the shape of the nose. The legs are closed. The statuettes are represented on the tiptoes. They have no base to hold them upright. They are on tiptoes and give the impression that they are standing up.
It is also important to highlight the Kapsala, Dokathismata, Chalandriani and Koumasa types with their unique distinctive features, characteristic of an intense artistic and cultural evolution in this region.

Dimensions :
Height: 42 cm.
Width: 12.5 cm.
Depth: 6 cm.
Material: resin.
Culture: Cycladic art (around 4200 to 3900 years BP).
Period: Nuragic.
Place of discovery: Senorbì (Sardinia).
Conservation: Museum of Cagliari.

Made of acrylic resin enriched with marble powder to restore the appearance of the original model. Integrated base in acrylic resin.

Reproduction sold with an authentication document + its base + its reinforced transport box.
Version protected by INPI with copyright "©Le-Paléoscope", year 2014".

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The function of these "idols" remains poorly known, in the absence of written documents and the often chaotic conditions in which the excavations were carried out. The hypotheses are mainly related to their use as funerary objects:

- Like the Ushebtis of the Egyptian world, i.e. to satisfy the sexual needs of the dead in the afterlife;
- As substitutes for human sacrifice, or as toys;
- As representations of male or female deities whose position would correspond to a choreography (feet on tip and head slightly backwards would betray ecstasy).

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Male Cycladic idol - type of Dokathismata

Male Cycladic idol - dokathismata variety

The famous Cycladic idols, marble statuettes (from 5cm to 1.50m high) mainly represent female and, more rarely, male figures, and are the most outstanding creations of the period.
These "idols" belong to several types:

- The most common group is the so-called "de Spédos" type: composed of figurines mostly of female form. The arms are crossed under the breasts represented by two small protrusions. The sex is represented by incisions. The head is oval and becoming slightly triangular, of large size with the forehead slightly sloping backwards, showing only the shape of the nose. The legs are closed. The statuettes are represented on the tiptoes. They have no base to hold them upright. They are on tiptoes and give the impression that they are standing up.
It is also important to highlight the Kapsala, Dokathismata, Chalandriani and Koumasa types with their unique distinctive features, characteristic of an intense artistic and cultural evolution in this region.

Dimensions :
Height: 42 cm.
Width: 12.5 cm.
Depth: 6 cm.
Material: resin.
Culture: Cycladic art (around 4200 to 3900 years BP).
Period: Nuragic.
Place of discovery: Senorbì (Sardinia).
Conservation: Museum of Cagliari.

Made of acrylic resin enriched with marble powder to restore the appearance of the original model. Integrated base in acrylic resin.

Reproduction sold with an authentication document + its base + its reinforced transport box.
Version protected by INPI with copyright "©Le-Paléoscope", year 2014".

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