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Cycladic marble statue - Cycladic idol - Spedos type - Dokathismata type
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Cycladic marble head, late Spedos type, Early Cycladic II, 2500-2400 B.C. From a large reclining figure, sculpted with a lyre shaped head, chin rounded, the long triangular nose well centered, the neck flaring slightly and off set from the head by a shallow groove, 15.9 cm high. Private collection

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Cycladic marble idol of a reclining female, early Spedos type, Early Bronze Age II, 2600-2500 B.C. Stylized nude figure, arms are folded beneath breasts, slender lyre shaped nose and long oval neck, incised details with traces of red pigment and strong root marks. The vast majority of these striking Cycladic idols are female and some archaeologists believe that they express supplication or prayer because their faces look upward, 24.6 cm high. Private collection

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Cycladic marble figure of a goddess, Early Bronze Age II, 2600-2500 B.C. Of early Spedos type, lying with her arms folded above her pregnant belly, with grooved details in front and in back, and with slightly arched feet, sloping shoulders, tapering neck, and lyre-shaped head with convex facial plane, 27 cm high. Private collection

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Electrum Kilia type idol, late 4th-3rd millennium B.C. Anatolian. These idols are named after a fi gurine from a site near Gallipoli, in the Chersonese, on the European banks of the Strait of the Dardanelles. Their form is very homogenous, 6 cm to 23 cm, the typology is characterized by a great stability of schema, contrary to the examples of Cycladic statuettes that are partially contemporary and geographically close to Kilia idols, 4.4 cm high. Private collection

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Cycladic marble figurine of the Dokathismata type, second half of the 3rd millennium B.C. 2400-2100 B.C. Dokathismata type, compared to the statuettes of the Spedos type, the most common and renowned version, characterized by fi nely modeled and somewhat rounded shapes, have a definitely more slender silhouette, sometimes angular, but whose general appearance conveys an impression of formal elegance, 21 cm high. Private collection

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Cycladic marble figure of a goddess, attributed to the Rodgers Sculptor, Early Bronze Age II, circa 2500-2400 B.C. Lying with her arms folded beneath her breasts, with stout neck, lyre-shaped head, aquiline nose, and high straight forehead, the paint ghost of the left eye visible, 41.3 cm high. Private collection

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