Cycladic marble idol fragment

This beautiful torso displays many of the characteristics of figures sculpted by the Gouldandris Sculptor, including the gently-sloping shoulders terminating in a point, the thin unarticulated arms crossed right over left with elbows overhanging just slightly beyond the elongated torso.

Spedos variety, early cycladic II, c. 2500-2400 B.C.
H. 12.2 cm (4 51⁄64 in)

Art Market, London

Private Collection, Switzerland, acquired from the above, 1981

Acquired by the current owner from the above, 2019

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