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Female figure, late Spedos type

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The folded arms, pubic area, legs (front and back) and toes are indicated by incised lines. The body is long and thin; bent slightly at knees, ankles and curved at the top of the head. A pale golden patina appears on several areas of body. Head and feet and portions of the back are slightly...

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Provenance

By 1966: with Royal-Athena Galleries, 1000 Madison Avenue, New York (J. M. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. 2 [1966], no. 133, illus. on back cover.); by 1978: Dr. and Mrs. Richard Kaplan Collection (said to come from private collections in Philadelphia and New York); gift of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Kaplan to MFA, December 1978 (year-end gift accessioned on January 10, 1979)

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Kaplan

Early Aegean, Cycladic, Bronze Age, Early Cycladic Period, about 2500–2200 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 002.

Dimensions

Height: 33.5 cm (13 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1978.647

Medium or Technique

Marble

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture