Female figurine holding a tambourine

Description
This stylised figurine depicts a female holding a tambourine in her hands. She appears to be wearing a veil. Figurines like this were very popular in the Cypriot Iron Age and were often left at temple sites. They probably represent worshippers of the goddess Astarte. 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.
31/1918/87
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
female figurine holding a tambourine
Simple Name
figurine
Full Name
female figurine, holding tambourine, handmade
Production Year Low
-750
Production Year High
-480
Family Group

Material
ceramic
Collector / Excavator
Cobham, Claude Delaval
Collection Country
Cyprus
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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