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Marble female figure

Attributed to the Bastis Master
Early Cycladic II
2600–2400 B.C.
H. 24 3/4 in. (62.79 cm)
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Christos G. Bastis, 1968
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151
The recognition of distinct artistic personalities in Cycladic sculpture is based upon recurring systems of proportion and details of execution. The stylization of the human body that is elegant almost to the point of mannerism is characteristic of the Bastis Master.
[Until 1947, with Nicolas Koutoulakis, Paris]; 1947, purchased by Christos G. Bastis from Nicolas Koutoulakis; acquired in 1968, gift of Christos G. Bastis.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1969. "Ninety-Ninth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year 1968-1969." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 28(2): p. 78.

Rousseau, Theodore. 1970. "Masterpieces of Fifty Centuries." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 29(3): p. 129, Frontispeice.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1975. "Notable Acquisitions, 1965-1975." The Metropolitan Museum of Art, : p. 114.

Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe. 1977. Art and Culture of the Cyclades in the Third Millennium B.C., Brinna Otto and Jürgen Thimme, eds. no. 166 , p. 468, Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1979. Greek Art of the Aegean Islands. no. 15, pp. 58-59, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

von Bothmer, Dietrich, Bernard V. Bothmer, Pat Getz-Preziosi, Diana Buitron-Oliver, and Andrew Oliver, Jr. 1987. Antiquities from the Collection of Christos G. Bastis, Emma Swan Hall, ed. no. B, pp. 316-17, figs. B1-B4, Mainz on Rhine: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1987. Greece and Rome. p. 7, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Getz-Preziosi, Pat. 1987. Sculptors of the Cyclades: Individual and Tradition in the Third Millennium B.C.. pp. 108-12, 162, fig. 46c, 47b, d, pls. 38, 39, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Mertens, Joan R. 1998. "Some Long Thoughts on Early Cycladic Sculpture." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 33: pp. 10-1, fig. 7.

Hendrix, Elizabeth. 1998. "Painted Ladies of the Early Bronze Age." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 55 (3): pp. 11-5, figs. 13-6.

Getz-Preziosi, Pat. 2001. Personal Styles in Early Cycladic Sculpture. p. 177, pls. 77c, 78c, Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

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Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 6, pp. 33, 410, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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