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Large Female Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II from Syros phase , 1.4m high (2800-2300 BC). Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, Against black

This impressive Cycladic statue is distinguished by its clear outlines and perfect proportions as well as plasticity of form. A sense of movement is introduced into the staue by its left hip being raised and a slight inclination of the head to the right. This movement gives the statue an air of mysetery and makes it a precursor of the later Archaic statue forms. This sense of movement also sets this Cycladic statue apart from other of the period. It was probably a cult statue and stood at the shrine of a cult goddess.
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Large Female Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II from Syros phase , 1.4m high (2800-2300 BC). Museum of Cycladic Art Athens,  Against black<br />
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This impressive Cycladic statue is distinguished by its clear outlines and perfect proportions as well as plasticity of form. A sense of movement is introduced into the staue by its left hip being raised and a slight inclination of the head to the right. This movement gives the statue an air of mysetery and makes it a precursor of the later Archaic statue forms. This sense of movement also sets this Cycladic statue apart from other of the period. It was probably a cult statue and stood at the shrine of a cult goddess.