Cycladic Serpentine Bowl


A Greek Cycladic mottle stone bowl. A small flat base rises upwards and outwards to a large flat rim and a narrow opening. The thickness of the bowl increases from the base to the top. The detail of the stone is exquisite.

Date: 3rd millennium BC
Provenance: J. L. collection, Surrey, previously Ex Ian Woodner family collection, New York and Robin Symes Gallery, Mayfair, pre 1999.
Condition: Excellent condition.


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In the Neolithic period, Serpentine was a stone known for its hardness, cohesiveness, and purity. It could be easily worked to form durable and resilient objects, including vessels and tools. A number of axes made of serpentine from the Cycladic region have been discovered.

Weight 605.2 g
Dimensions W 10.5 x H 5 cm