Cycladic / Steatopygous female figure / ca. 4500?4000 B.C.Cycladic
Steatopygous female figure
ca. 4500?4000 B.C.

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Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Cycladic
Creator Name-CRT: Cycladic
Title: Steatopygous female figure
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 0
Creation End Date: 2
Creation Date: ca. 4500?4000 B.C.
Creation Place: Greece, Cyclades
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: marble
Dimensions: H. 8 5/16 in. (21.5 cm)
Description: This figure, now missing its head, is a masterful example of a rare type known as steatopygous, which is characterized by particularly full buttocks. The ample upper torso has rounded outlines and pendant breasts, and is framed by the arms which meet at the chest. The incised fingers have been nearly obliterated by weathering. The massive three-dimensional lower body shows a bulging abdomen and buttocks, undoubtedly indicative of fertility. The groin and knees are indicated by grooved creases, and the legs, carved separately only near the bottom, end in small stumpy feet
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 1972.118.104
Credit Line: Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
Style or Period: Neolithic
AMICA ID: MMA_.1972.118.104
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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