The development of seafaring, metallurgy and figural sculpture are portrayed. The collection mainly comprises the grave gifts and other finds discovered during the early excavations of Ch. Tsountas and K. Stephanou in various islands, and during the excavations conducted by the British School at Athens at the important prehistoric settlement at Phylakopi on the island of Melos. These artefacts are characteristic works of the Cycladic civilization. They include the famous Cycladic figurines, which represent mostly female figures, typical examples of Cycladic pottery, such as the pan-shaped vessels with ship representations of the third millenium BC, bronze tools and wall-paintings.
The exhibits occupy Room 6 on the museum's ground floor, where they are grouped chronologically and by provenance and type. The Phylakopi finds constitute a distict unit. Explanatory texts, plans and photographs complete the display.
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