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Statue of a woman, Spedos type

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The right arm is folded above the left, and the legs are separated from the knees to the ankles. The feet point downward, and the toes are carved. The woman was never made to stand; she had to have been laid out on a ceremonial table or bier, probably just before she was consigned to the tomb. ...

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By date unknown: said to be from a very small island in the middle of the Cyclades; by 1967: with Andre Emmerich Gallery, 41 East 57th Street, New York 10022; purchased by MFA from Andre Emmerich Gallery, September 13, 1967

Credit Line

Centennial Fund

Early Aegean, Cycladic, Bronze Age, Early Bronze Age, about 2600–2500 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Cyclades, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 003; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 106 (additional published references).


Height x width: 111 x 21 cm (43 11/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble from the Greek islands


The Ancient World