P. Getz-Gentle, Personal Styles in Early Cycladic Sculpture, Wisconsin, 2001, pp. 94-97, fig. 38 d.
There are only seven figures attributed to the Bastis Sculptor; one in the Metropolitan Museum, New York, another in the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, two in the Naxos Museum, and three in private collections, including this piece. The above figure exhibits a number of characteristics of the Bastis' work; the broad, curving hips, the 'band-like' arms the elbows held close to the sides and the deep, wide leg-cleft.
P. Getz-Gentle in Personal Styles in Early Cycladic Sculptures, suggests that this piece can be placed in the middle phase of the sculptor's corpus of work. In Sculptors of the Cyclades, (Michigan, 1990) Getz-Gentle also discusses the relationship between the Bastis and Goulandris sculptors and suggests they were working closely together if not actually related, possibly brothers working in a family workshop, with each of their works reflecting and drawing on that of the other's.