Terracotta woman


Not on view

This piece and 74.51.1559 were made in a mold, which determined their shape. The row of beads—possible stylized roses—at the top of the figure's head may indicate that this is the goddess Astarte herself. She wears ear caps in the form of conch shells, two necklaces, and bracelets. Due to Phoenician influence, the veneration of Astarte was well established on Cyprus.

Terracotta woman, Terracotta, Cypriot

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