Terracotta female figure

Helladic, Mycenaean

Not on view

Mycenaean terracotta "phi" figurines are named for their resemblance to shape of the Greek letter "phi." Produced in great numbers, such female figurines have frequently been found in shrines, graves and even houses. Their symbolism was complex, and their use probably varied according to the circumstances. In general, they are thought to represent goddesses associated with fertility.

Terracotta female figure, Terracotta, painted, Helladic, Mycenaean

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