Marble figurine of a man of the ‚hunter-warrior‘ type. Carved with diagonal shoulder strap and belt. Right arm folded across waist and left across chest. Ghosts of painted eyes on face. Slight damage to feet but otherwise complete, with repair at waist where two pieces joined. Surface heavily encrusted.
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Early Cycladic (Scope note):
The Early Cycladic period (3200BC – 2000BC) refers to material produced in the Cyclades during the Aegean Early Bronze Age. Although it is part of the tripartite scheme (Early, Middle and Late) into which the Aegean Bronze Age is conventionally divided, it is difficult to apply the same subdivisions (I,II,III) as for Early Minoan or Early Helladic. For this reason it is divided into partly overlapping cultural groups, initially defined by Colin Renfrew. The three main groups used to subdivide the period are Grotta-Pelos (q.v.), Keros-Syros (q.v.) and Phylakopi I (q.v.).
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