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American Studies

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MLA Style


Getz-Preziosi, Pat. Personal Styles in Early Cycladic Sculpture. University of Wisconsin Press, 2001.

Book Chapter:

Craxton, John, and Peter Warren. "A Neocycladic Harpist?." Material Engagements: Studies in Honour of Colin Renfrew, edited by Neil Brodie and C. Hills, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, 2004, 109-113.

Journal Article:

Gill, David W. J., and Christopher Chippindale. "Material and Intellectual Consequences of Esteem for Cycladic Figures." American Journal of Archaeology, vol. 97, no. 4, 1993, pp. 601-59, Accessed 9 Sept. 2017. 


"Marble Seated Lyre Player." Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accessed 9 Sept. 2017.

In-text Citations:

Getz-Preziosi discusses personal styles in early Cycladic sculpture (15). 

This text discusses personal styles in early Cycladic sculpture (Getz-Preziosi 15).

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Marble Seated Harp Player, ca. 2800-2700 B.C.E., Late Early Cycladic I- Early Cycladic II, marble, H with harp 11 1/2 in. (29.21 cm). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 47.100.1. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accessed September 17, 2017.

Vincent van Gogh, Vase of Roses, 1890, oil on canvas, 36 5/8 x 29 1/8 in. (93 x 74 cm). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1993.400.5. Artstor Digital Library, Accessed September 17, 2017.