Cycladic Figurines from the Island of Naxos/Greece.
Cycladic Idols are differentiated according to groups. The oldest
is named after its main place of discovery on Naxos, the Grotta-Pelos-Group,
presumed to be dated 3200-2700 b.C. As a rule, the
discoveries come from tombs (stone box graves and chamber graves).In the
Grotta Pelos Culture, the idols have a slim, stretched figure, seldom more than
30 cm high.
They are based on a pro-portional scheme.
As far as
the feminine idols are concerned, which one imagines to be lying, the arms are
folded across the body, the head projecting backwards, a flat face with
protruding nose, the privy parts scraped into the marble with lines.They were
painted black or red. The idols were also exported in their prime time between
2700-2400 b. C.