Cycladic art

The art of the Cycladic islands.

c. 3200 to 1100 B.C.E.

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An introduction to the ancient Aegean
An introduction to the ancient Aegean

The people of the ancient Aegean were great seafarers and traders, talented potters, painters, jewelers, weavers and carvers of stone.

Cycladic art, an introduction
Cycladic art, an introduction

The ancient Cycladic islands are perhaps best known for the elegant, small-scale marble sculptures—nearly all of women—known as Cycladic Figurines.

Akrotiri, Thera
Akrotiri, Thera

Hidden under volcanic ash for millennia, the beautiful frescoes in the houses of Akrotiri were recently unearthed.

<em>Male Harp Player</em> from Keros
Male Harp Player from Keros

Modern artists fell in the love with these abstract 5000 year old sculptures—but what was their real meaning?