Cycladic Figurine c. 2400 BCE

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by Mary Harrsch (Photographed at the Getty Villa, Malibu)
published on 07 October 2012

A marble figurine from the Cycladic islands, c. 2400 BCE. The posture and incised details are typical of Cycladic sculpture and the swollen belly may suggest pregnancy. The function of the statues is unknown but they may represent a fertility deity. (J.Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, USA).

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