Female figurine

Description
This pottery figurine depicts a female figure wearing a head-dress, earrings and necklace, and is known as a ‘pregnant Astarte’ figure. She holds an object in her hand, possibly a flower. During the Cypriot Iron Age figurines like this were very popular offerings left in temples. The man who donated this object to the museum was Commissioner of Larnaca between 1879 and 1908 and collected many archaeological objects during his time on the island of Cyprus. Unfortunately he did not record where any of the objects were discovered.
Accession Loan No.
31/1918/86
Simple Name
figurine
Full Name
female figurine, moulded
Collector / Excavator
Cobham, Claude Delaval
Collection Country
Cyprus
Common Name
female figurine
Material
ceramic
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Collection Contintent
Europe
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Production Year Low
-750
Production Year High
-480
Family Group

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

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