Fragment of a Female Figurine
Like most Cycladic figurines, this one can probably be identified as female. Scientific analysis of similar examples revealed they were originally vibrantly painted with colorful eyes, hair, dots, stripes, zigzags, diamonds, and other geometric designs. Only a few Cycladic figurines come from scientific excavations. Most were buried in graves. Yet some found in domestic or religious contexts may be evidence that the figurines were used by the living as well as for the dead.
- Medium: White Marble
- Dates: ca. 2500 B.C.E.
- Period: Early Bronze Age, Early Cycladic II
- Dimensions: 4 11/16 x 3 13/16 x 1 1/4in. (11.9 x 9.7 x 3.1cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 1996.146.4
- Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. Carl L. Selden
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Fragment of a Female Figurine, ca. 2500 B.C.E. White Marble, 4 11/16 x 3 13/16 x 1 1/4in. (11.9 x 9.7 x 3.1cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Mrs. Carl L. Selden, 1996.146.4. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (68%)