Sculpture in the famed translucent native marble of the Cyclades, be it figural idols or receptacles such as the present, remains the most distinctive and visually appealing creation of this enigmatic Bronze Age culture.
The present footed bowl was once owned by the renowned collector Marion Schuster of Lausanne, many of whose Cycladic works now belong to some of the most important museum collections of Cycladic art in the world. It is exemplary for its form, and has been recognized by scholars as a remarkable example of Cycladic workmanship.
Early Cycladic II, circa 2700-2200 BC
Dimensions: 7.8 cm H x 13.8 cm Diam.