Cycladic Art Photos

Cycladic peoples who lived on islands of Aegean Sea from c3300 to 1100 BCE are best known for the modern looking carved stone female figures with folded or extended arms. They also created ceramic 'frying pans' (modern term based on shape, though actual purpose is unknown) & circular kernos offering rings. The Cyclades are considered to be related to the Greeks & Cretes, but remain a mystery.

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Cycladic violin-form idols at Bavarian State Archaeological Collection. Munich, Germany.Cycladic double pyxis container with diagonal scratch design at Bavarian State Archaeological Collection. Munich, Germany.Cycladic terracotta double jar with incised pattern at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Cycladic marble pregnant female figure at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.
Cycladic violin-form idols (3200-2900 BCE) at Bavarian State Archaeological Collection. Munich, Germany.Cycladic double pyxis container with diagonal scratch design (3200-2900 BCE) at Bavarian State Archaeological Collection. Munich, Germany.Cycladic terracotta double jar with incised pattern (3000-2800 BCE) at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Cycladic marble pregnant female figure (2700-2300 BCE) at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.
Cycladic marble folded-arm female figures at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Cycladic marble figures from Greek island of Syros at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.Cycladic marble figures from Greek island of D at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.Cycladian marble face once part of 1.5m tall figurine at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.
Cycladic marble folded-arm female figures (2500-2400 BCE & 2700-2600 BCE) at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Cycladic marble figures (2400-2300 BCE) from Greek island of Syros at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.Cycladic marble figures (2900-2700 BCE) from Greek island of D at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.Cycladian marble face (c2750-2300 BCE) once part of 1.5m tall figurine at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.
Three Cycladian marble female statuettes at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Cycladian marble female statuettes at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Cycladic Spedos-type female figure marble idols at Bavarian State Archaeological Collection. Munich, Germany.Various Cycladic marble idols at Bavarian State Archaeological Collection. Munich, Germany.
Three Cycladian marble female statuettes (c2750-2300 BCE) (Spedos type) at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Cycladian marble female statuettes (c2750-2300 BCE) (Spedos type) at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Cycladic Spedos-type female figure marble idols (2700-2400 BCE) at Bavarian State Archaeological Collection. Munich, Germany.Various Cycladic marble idols (mostly 2700-2400 BCE) at Bavarian State Archaeological Collection. Munich, Germany.
Cycladic marble group carving of two males holding female at Bavarian State Archaeological Collection. Munich, Germany.Large Cycladic marble idol at Bavarian State Archaeological Collection. Munich, Germany.Cycladic marble Spedos-type double idol at Bavarian State Archaeological Collection. Munich, Germany.Canonical type female figurine, Dokathismata variety attributes to Ashmolean Master circa 2800 to 2300 BC, at Cycladic Art Museum, Athens. Greece.
Cycladic marble group carving of two males holding female (2700-2400 BCE) at Bavarian State Archaeological Collection. Munich, Germany.Large Cycladic marble idol (2700-2400 BCE) at Bavarian State Archaeological Collection. Munich, Germany.Cycladic marble Spedos-type double idol (2700-2400 BCE) at Bavarian State Archaeological Collection. Munich, Germany.Canonical type female figurine, Dokathismata variety attributes to Ashmolean Master circa 2800 to 2300 BC, at Cycladic Art Museum, Athens. Greece.
Cycladic female statue which is 1.4 m tall, circa 2800 to 2300 BC, which may be cult effigy at Cycladic Art Museum, Athens. Greece.Cycladic marble female figure prob. from island of Keros at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Cycladic female figures at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Cycladic marble female figure by Bastis Master from Cyclades Islands, Greece at Kimbell Art Museum. Fort Worth, TX.
Cycladic female statue which is 1.4 m tall, circa 2800 to 2300 BC, which may be cult effigy at Cycladic Art Museum, Athens. Greece.Cycladic marble female figure (2600-2400 BCE) prob. from island of Keros at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Cycladic female figures (2500-2300 BCE) at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Cycladic marble female figure (c2500-2300 BCE) by Bastis Master from Cyclades Islands, Greece at Kimbell Art Museum. Fort Worth, TX.
Cycladian terracotta object of unknown use called "frying pans" decorated with spirals at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Cycladic "frying pan" from Syros, Greece at University of Missouri Museum of Art & Archaeology. Columbia, MO.Cycladic terracotta "frying pan" from Keros-Syros culture in what became Greece at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Cycladian terracotta kernos decorated with geometric patterns at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.
Cycladian terracotta object of unknown use called "frying pans" (c2700 BCE) decorated with spirals at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Cycladic "frying pan" (c2700-2300 BCE) from Syros(?), Greece at University of Missouri Museum of Art & Archaeology. Columbia, MO.Cycladic terracotta "frying pan" (function unknown) (2700-2200 BCE) from Keros-Syros culture in what became Greece at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Cycladian terracotta kernos (c2300-2000 BCE) decorated with geometric patterns at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.
Cycladic terracotta painted kernos offering ring at Beaux-Arts Museum. Lyon, France.Cycladian terracotta Kernos decorated with geometric patterns at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Cycladian terracotta jug with pulled-back neck decorated with geometric patterns at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.
Cycladic terracotta painted kernos offering ring (c2300-2000 BCE) at Beaux-Arts Museum. Lyon, France.Cycladian terracotta Kernos (c2000 BCE) decorated with geometric patterns at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Cycladian terracotta jug with pulled-back neck (c1899-1799 BCE) decorated with geometric patterns at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.

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