047. "Egg" - Cycladic

047. "Egg" - Cycladic

H: 4.5 cm
Allegedly from the Cyclades
Early Cycladic
3200-2100 B.C.

Condition: slight weathering and partially incrusted with ochre limestone deposits.

The purpose of this object is not known.

Pierced with a hole 4 mm in diameter and 9.5 mm deep1, it might have served as a knob or finial.

Exhibited and Published:
Kunst der Kykladen, cat. no. 473, pp. 542, 374 ill.

1 At present used for the mounting.