Figurine of a woman nursing a child

Statuettes of a mother nursing a child were common in ancient Cyprus and probably represented a fertility goddess. Many of them were made as votive items to be placed in temples or household shrines. Over time their style and clothing changed according to fashion and politics. This example is in the classical style.
Accession Loan No.
Simple Name
Full Name
figurine of a woman nursing a child
Collector / Excavator
Kennedy, CM, Mr
Collection Country
Common Name
figurine of a woman nursing a child
stone; limestone
Period Classification
Cypriot Classical - 500-325 BC
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Collection Contintent
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Cultural Group
Family Group

Created At
2016-10-13 15:45:42
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:42:51

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