Female figure, Chalandriani type
Early Aegean, Cycladic
Bronze Age, Early Cycladic II-III Period
about 2300–2000 B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Cyclades, Greece
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 005; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 106 (additional published references); Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 162.
Height: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.); width at shoulders 8.6 cm. (3 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Marble from the Greek islands
Not On View
The arms are folded across the abdomen, the left above the right, as is usually the case. The legs and toes are indicated by incised lines, as is the pubic triangle. A similar line runs down the back from between the shoulders or shoulder blades to the division of the feet. Neck restored.
The neck is restored in marble, but the head is the original. Enough of the original neck survives top and bottom to confirm the essential correctness of restoration, in the present tubular shape. There are other slight chips and discolorations; the somewhat crusty surfaces have a yellow patina.
By 1960, J. J. Klejman (dealer; b. 1906 - d. 1995), New York; 1961, gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Klejman to MFA (Accession Date: October 11, 1961)
NOTE: Loaned by J. J. Klejman to the MFA, November 28, 1960.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Klejman