Terracotta plank-shaped figurine


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

This is an example of an early type of plank-shaped figurine, with rectangular head and shoulders. The patterns on the body most likely indicate a woven garment, overlaid with jewelry. Such figurines may recall cult statues of stone or wood that were placed in sanctuaries.

Terracotta plank-shaped figurine, Terracotta, Cypriot

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