White Marble Cycladic Venus Figure from Paros Island (Greece)

Item BR188 

This Item was Sold on 18 August 2013 for $25

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This white marble figure was purchased by Ben Ruhe on Paros Island (Greece) in the Eastern Aegean. This is a replica of a Cycladic figure. The original was found in an ancient Greek tomb and dating to about 2500 B.C (pre-Bronze age). These Madonnas were ritual fertility objects. This contemporary copy does double duty as a phallus. Original Cycladic figures often sell for more than $100,000. Many contemporary artists took inspiration from these Cycladic figures, including Madigliani, Picaso, etc. Please see the photo below for more details.

Span = 13 cm ; Weight = 183 gm

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