Figurine of a woman nursing a child

Description
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 Phoenician in style.
Accession Loan No.
1887/10/92
Simple Name
figurine
Full Name
figurine of a woman nursing a child
Collection Country
Cyprus
Common Name
figurine of a woman nursing a child
Material
stone
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Collection Contintent
Europe
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Cultural Group
Cypriot
Family Group

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

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