Cycladic Head of a large female figure
Ancient, Aegean Art
Cycladic Head, female figure
Head of a large female figure, Early Cycladic, 2600-2500 BCE. Marble and pigments. Getty Villa, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA.



'Of all the ancient art that wins hearts and captures the public imagination, none is more appealing than Cycladic sculpture. Bronze Age figures and vessels produced on the Aegean islands known as the Cyclades appear strangely up to date and reassuringly friendly. The art's formal simplicity embodies modern ideals of elegant refinement and essential truth, while its warmth, humanity and small scale provide a sense of intimacy ... Cycladic figures with upturned heads have been nicknamed "stargazers" ...'



Read more: http://articles.latimes.com/1991-12-04/entertainment/ca-289_1_cycladic-art