Pottery of this period is similar to that of Crete and the Greek mainland.Sinclair Hood writes: "A distinctive shape is a bowl on a high foot comparable with a type which occurs in the mainland Late Neolithic".
Along with the Minoan civilization and Mycenaean Greece, the Cycladic people are counted among the three major Aegean cultures.The Remembering Diana figurine depicts the people’s princess with the elegance and grace she conveyed everywhere she went.Designer Neil Faulkner brings her to life as she attended the Cannes Film Festival in 1987, in a flowy, effervescent powder blue dress with her scarf trailing behind her.As the great-great-grandson of the company's founder, he has worked for Royal Doulton for the past 30 years and has an extensive knowledge of the product.She was cherished around the world and now you can have a small piece of her in your home every day.A majority of the figurines are female, depicted nude, and with arms folded across the stomach, typically with the right arm held below the left.
Most writers who have considered these artifacts from an anthropological or psychological viewpoint have assumed that they are representative of a Great Goddess of nature, in a tradition continuous with that of Neolithic female figures such as the Venus of Willendorf.
The majority of these figures, however, are highly stylized representations of the female human form, typically having a flat, geometric quality which gives them a striking resemblance to today's modern art.
However, this may be a modern misconception as there is evidence that the idols were originally brightly painted.
The love between a mother and her daughter is a special thing and designer Neil Faulkner captures it perfectly with the Precious Memories figurine.
The 2017 Mother’s Figure of the Year, it depicts a mother in a lovely, draped lilac gown and her sweet little lady in a tiered pale lemon dress.
I remember the Hummel Figurines that were always on the shelf just out of my reach when I was a little kid running around grandma’s house.