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2800-2300 BCE Marble Head and neck of a figurine canonical type, Spedos variety. Cycladic culture flourished in the islands of the Aegean from 3300 - 2000 BCE. Museum of Cycladic Art

Standing female figure [Cycladic; Keros-Syros culture] (68.148) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Head from the figure of a woman, ca. 2700–2500 b.c.; Early Cycladic I–II Cycladic; Keros-Syros culture Marble

Minoan frying pan with decorative spirals. From around 2700 to 1450 BC, the Minoan civilization flourished as a seafaring and mercantile culture. This vibrant culture was centred around the island of Crete and eventually dominated the Agean region. The Egyptians called the Minoans “the Sea Peoples” and had a fond appreciation for Minoan pottery and ceramics, prized for their innovative shapes and sea-inspired designs

Early Cycladic culture evolved in three phases, from c. 3300 until 2000 BC, when it was increasingly influenced by Minoan Crete, to the south. The Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Cycladic culture is best known for its schematic, flat idols (intended to be lying down) carved out of pure white marble centuries before Minoan culture arose.

Marble female figure Period: Early Cycladic II Date: 2300–2200 B.C. Culture: Cycladic Medium: Marble

Tête d'une idole. / Antiquité : Art des Cyclades, culture d'Ozieri, région de Castelsarto, Sardaigne. / Les Musées Barbier-Mueller.