Cycladic Greek Marble Idol Torso

An ancient Cycladic Greek marble torso fragment of a large female Idol with a narrow waist, flat stomach, and rounded hips, an incised pubic triangle and leg cleft

Late Spedos Type,
Early Cycladic II, circa 2500 - 2400 BC.
Height: 4 3/8 in. (11 cm).

The role and meaning of these figures in Cycladic culture is not known. While they have been found almost exclusively in graves, it is not clear whether they were made specifically for burials. The Spedos type, named after an Early Cycladic cemetery on Naxos, was widely distributed throughout the Cyclades and beyond.

Formerly with Charles Ede Ltd, London, 1978; subsequently in a Scottish private collection.
Published: Charles Ede Ltd, Catalogue 109, London, March, 1978, no. 9.
Inv#: 8352
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