Female Figure with Folded Arms
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Cycladic, 2800 - 2700 B.C.
11 1/4 in.

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The Precanonical type of Cycladic figure implies a transitional phase in the development of this kind of sculpture, between the earlier standing Plastiras type with hands just meeting on the torso and the later reclining Kapsala and Spedos types with completely folded arms. On this example, the figure is still standing and the arms are only partially folded. The sculptor was still quite interested in naturalistic details. He sculpted the nose, arms, navel, and knees in relief but indicated the eyes, brows, and ears with only shallow lines.