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Marble figurine of a man of the 'hunter-warrior' type. Carved with diagonal shoulder strap and belt. Right arm folded across waist and left across chest. Ghosts of painted eyes on face. Slight damage to feet but otherwise complete, with repair at waist where two pieces joined. Surface heavily encrusted.
- Production date
Height: 21.60 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This figurine belongs to a small group of Cycladic figurines that have been called ‘hunter-warriors’. These are male, and the type is defined by the presence of a diagonal band or baldric across the chest, sometimes accompanied by a belt and a dagger (Getz-Gentle 2001, 53-6 and fig. 27c, 176, plate 49).
Getz-Gentle, P. (2001). Personal styles in Early Cycladic Sculpture (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2020-2021 30 Jan - 17 Jan , Liebieghaus Skulpturen Sammlung, Frankfurt am Main, Gods in Colour reloaded
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Acquired by Wolfgang Paalen, probably in the 1920s or 1930s, since by the mid-1930s he had produced numerous artworks inspired by ancient Cycladic art. Sold or donated to a private American collector in New York in 1952 and lent by their descendant to to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 1997 which exhibited until it was sold to the British Museum by in 2010.
- Greek and Roman
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