Female Figure Artist: UnknownGreek

ca. 3000 B.C.

Ancient Art

On view, 1st floor, Ancient Art
Medium

Shell

Dimensions

2 × 1 1/8 × 3/8 in. (5.1 × 2.9 × 0.9 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Frederic E. Ossorio, B.A. 1942

Accession Number

1970.24.2

Culture
Period

Neolithic

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