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Cycladic Figure

Cycladic Figure,2800-2300BC

This is one of the largest intact marble figures of the early Cyclades. It represents a pregnant woman with her arms folded, perhaps to cradle her future baby. Some body features are clearly shown. The eyes were originally painted and traces of the right eye are visible halfway down the nose. The formation of the feet makes it impossible for the figure to stand upright without support, It is said to be from a cist grave (a shallow grave, lined with stone slabs) in Amorgos.

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