The art of the Cycladic culture was produced in the Early Bronze age, primarily during 3rd millennium B.C., on the Cycladic islands of the southwestern Aegean. These islands were rich in mineral resources such as iron, copper, lead, gold, and silver ores, as well as emery, obsidian, and marble. Located between mainland Greece, Crete, and Asia Minor, the Cyclades were ideally positioned for trade throughout the Aegean. Marble from the islands of Paros and Naxos was abundant and of very high quality, therefore Cycladic art is best known for its finely made marble vessels and abstract statuettes. These are mostly of female figures that range from simple modification of the stone to more developed representations of the human form that combine natural and abstracted features of anatomy giving. The stone vessels of this period primarily take the shape of bowls, collared vases (kandellas), and bottles.
Cycladic Marble idol of the Louros type
Cycladic Marble Leg of an Idol
Cycladic Marble Plate
Cycladic Marble Spouted bowl with Lug
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