Terracotta female figure


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Whether or not they depict a divinity, figurines of the "goddess with uplifted arms" were introduced into Cyprus probably from Crete during the eleventh century B.C. The deity associated with such representations is one of fertility, later known as Astarte-Aphrodite. The image is elaborately dressed and embellished with a pendant around her neck; on her head she wore a diadem, now broken. The piece is wheel-made and hollow.

Terracotta female figure, Terracotta, Cypriot

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