During the period between 3200 and 2000 B.C. the small Cycladic islands in the Aegean became home to a flourishing culture. The most prominent craft in Cycladic culture was stone-cutting, especially marble sculpture. The abundance of quality marble on the islands encouraged its use for the creation of a wide range of artifacts. Among these, Cycladic Figurines are the most distinctive. Though scholars are not wholly clear as to the purpose of these statues, their abundance indicates that they held great importance. Notably, the figurines' abstract features are remarkably similar to modern art, and yet they predate contemporary pieces by thousands of years.
Reminiscent of Rodin's famous piece, The Thinker, this statue draws from that same Cycladic style. Made of cast stone with a classic ivory-colored finish, this little philosopher is a contemplating companion ideal for a study, desk, or library. Measures 6.25 inches tall, 2 inches wide, and 3 inches deep.
- Cycladic statue of a figure in deep though
- Made of cast stone with an ivory-colored finish
- Measures 6.25 x 2 x 3 inches
- Weighs about 1.5 pounds
- Indoor use only, not suitable for the outdoors
This statue replicates the aesthetics of ancient artifacts and one-of-a-kind museum pieces. Cracks, discoloration, and other surface details are in keeping with the aged look of the piece.