Czére Andrea szerk.: A Szépművészeti Múzeum közleményei 104. (Budapest, 2006)

JUDIT LEBEGYEV - ANDRÁS MÁRTON: Early Cycladic Objects in the Collection of Classical Antiquities

EARLY CYCLADIC OBJECTS IN THE COLLECTION OF CLASSICAL ANTIQUITIES JUDIT LEBEGYEV AND ANDRÁS MÁRTON Formerly unknown or yet unpublished paint details have been identified on a Cycladic figure of the Collection. Therefore, searching for more painted details, we have examined the four marble objects representing the Early Bronze Age culture of the Cyclades in the Collection. MARBLE BOWL Shallow cup-like bowl with flattened, spherical section and unbroken profile (figs. 1-3). It has a groove under the rim and a crescent shape lug-handle perforated in the middle. The perfora­tion was carried out from the two sides. A gift of Yvonne and Fritz Hugelmann, its provenance is unknown. 1 This bowl belongs to the rimmed sub-group of the lug-handled bowls, which is a typical vessel type of the Plastiras group of the Grotta-Pelos Culture, Early Cycladic I period (3200/3100­2750/2700 BC). J A groove under the rim is characteristic of more than half of the examples that belong to this group. On the basis of its coarse-grained, mottled grey marble, it belongs among the pieces made of greenish or bluish grey marble. 3 The bowl was assembled from three parts (figs. 4-5). The glue fixing the pieces of the bowl and spread on the inner surface is well recognisable. However, the outlines of the parts are not completely distinct. The finishing of the surface, and the colour of the fragment in UV-light, forming one third of the bowl, differs from the two other pieces that belong together (fig. 5): its outer surface is polished, outside, under the rim there is a regular, continuous groove, and it joins the bigger part with its broken surface. The bigger part assembled of two pieces has an irregular groove under its rim, which is interrupted at several points. After all these, the smaller fragment with polished surface must be regarded as a complement.