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An identical museum reproduction of violin-shaped Cycladic Idol, also called Cycladic Violos. Elegant female figurine inspired from the famous Cycladic Period of Art. A handmade artifact made by the traditional method of casting bronze, with a museum type oxidation and a verdigris finish. The idol is mountained on a black Greek marble. The original statue, carved in marble, is exhibited in the Arcaeological Museum of Athens.

The Cyclades, a closely packed insular complex in the central and south Aegean Sea, comprises 35 large islands and numerous smaller ones. Ancient Greek writers, who imagined that the islands formed a circle around Delos, sacred island, called them the “Cyclades”.

The Cycladic landscape is rocky, with steep cliffs, and the climate is mild through out the year with long periods of sunshine. It is not only the strategic geographical location of the Cycladic Islands but also their significant wealth in mineral resources that favored their constant inhabitation.

During the early Bronze Age (3200 – 2000 BC), the Cyclades were the cradle of an important civilization, the so-called “Early Cycladic” Culture.

These primarily naked female figurines, but also life-size sculptures, have standardized features: the head is tilted back, the arms are folded under the chest in the “canonical” order (left over right), and the feet are pointed downward. These figurines point toward the fact that the individual emerges as the dominant focus of the Early Cycladic culture, even though animals, birds, etc. are still represented in artifacts during the period.

The first figurines carved on white marble came to light in the late eighteenth century, when P. van Kneney drew attention to their existence and called them "idols" or "figurines".
They probably symbolized the worship of the Mother Goddess.The abstract forms of its figurines have influenced several twentieth and twenty-first century artists.

Violin-Shaped Abstract Female Figurine Cycladic Idol Bronze Handmade Statue

SKU: S599
237,00 €Price
  • • Condition: New, made in Greece

    • Materials: Bronze, patina

    • Dimensions: Width 10cm (3.93’’) – Height 31cm ( 12.20”) base included

    • Technique: Casting bronze, museum-type oxidation

    • Product code number: S599

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