Early Cycladic II Mourning Figures
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This paper provides a critical review of Gail L. Hoffman's "Painted Ladies: Early Cycladic II Mourning Figures?" in which the author maintains Cycladic figures with painted decorations were used in daily life and as part of funeral/burial ceremonies in the Archaic period.
From the Paper:"In "Painted Ladies: Early Cycladic II Mourning Figures?" Gail L. Hoffman attempts to argue that a small group of painted folding-arm figures (FAFs) from Early Bronze Age Cycladic society represent mourning figures used in funeral ritual. In trying to serve this purpose, Hoffman attempts to answer a number of questions from study of primary sources and archaeological evidence. Ultimately, however, Hoffman admits no answer provides absolute satisfaction regarding the purpose of these figures. As Hoffman explains, the purpose of the figures is a question that without..."
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Early Cycladic II Mourning Figures (2008, December 01) Retrieved November 14, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/article-review/early-cycladic-ii-mourning-figures-125844/
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