Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Female figure
Amorgos, Greece
Kapsala Style, ca. 2600 BCE
Marble
H: 29.2; W: 7.6 cm
The Arthur and Madeleine Chalette Lejwa Collection, bequeathed by Madeleine Chalette Lejwa, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: 99.203.58
 
 
This figurine belongs to the Early Cycladic II Phase (ca. 2700–2200 BCE), considered the classical period of Cycladic art. This was a period of great territorial expansion and important developments in the marble arts.

Publications:
Rozenberg, S., "Cycladic Figurines in the Arthur and Madeleine Chalette Lejwa Collection", Israel Museum Studies in Archeology, 3, 2004
Apter-Gabriel, Ruth (Ed.), The Arthur and Madeleine Chalette Lejwa Collection in the Israel Museum, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2005

Exhibition:
From Far and Wide: A Taste of the Lejwa Collection, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Weisbord Exhibition Pavilion, 03/05/2005 - 03/05/2006

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir