Female figure, late Spedos type

Early Aegean, Cycladic
Bronze Age, Early Cycladic Period
about 2500–2200 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 002.


Height: 33.5 cm (13 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



The folded arms, pubic area, legs (front and back) and toes are indicated by incised lines. The body is long and thin; bent slightly at knees, ankles and curved at the top of the head. A pale golden patina appears on several areas of body. Head and feet and portions of the back are slightly corroded. The right shoulder is chipped, but otherwise the idol is intact.


By 1966: with Royal-Athena Galleries, 1000 Madison Avenue, New York (J. M. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. 2 [1966], no. 133, illus. on back cover.); by 1978: Dr. and Mrs. Richard Kaplan Collection (said to come from private collections in Philadelphia and New York); gift of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Kaplan to MFA, December 1978 (year-end gift accessioned on January 10, 1979)

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Kaplan