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Ancient Art

Female Figure

ca. 3000 B.C.

Shell

5.1 × 2.9 × 0.9 cm (2 × 1 1/8 × 3/8 in.)
Gift of Frederic E. Ossorio, B.A. 1942
1970.24.2
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Greek, Cretan
Period: 
Neolithic
Classification: 
Sculpture
Bibliography: 

Steven C. Rockefeller and John C. Elder, Spirit and Nature: Visions of Interdependence, exh. cat. (Middlebury, Vt.: Middlebury College Museum of Art, 1990), 34, no. 5, ill.

Peter J. Ucko, Anthropomorphic Figurines of Predynastic Egypt and Neolithic Crete with Comparative Material from the Prehistoric Near East and Mainland Greece (London: Andrew Szmidla, 1968).

Ludwig Budde and Richard Nicholls, A Catalogue of the Greek and Roman Sculpture in the Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge: The Fitzwilliam Museum, 1964).

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 259, ill.

Jurgen Thimme, ed., Art and Culture of the Cyclades in the Third Millenium B.C. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1977), 211, 213, no. 3, 7–10.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.