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Terracotta figurine of a woman with a child, possibly a votary; hollow, mould-made but with a plain back; the woman is elaborately dressed: an ankle-length tunic beneath which the feet are visible; a shorter, waist-length over garment; and possibly a cloak which extends to the ground; the two ends of a tasselled stole hang in the layer between these two items; triangular face with slightly indicated features; her hair falls Egyptian-style at each side of the face, with tresses indicated by incisions; parallel ridges on the head also indicate the combed back hair; a single mass of hair at the back of the head is shown with black paint; the woman holds a large child who is clutching her chest with both hands while feeding from her left breast; traces of red-orange paint on the clothing; smudges of black paint on the neck may show jewellery, but she is otherwise unadorned; made of fine buff clay.
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Height: 18 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Other figurines from the site, donated by Chamberlayne, are iheld by the Louvre (see Fourrier and Queyrel 1998 passim). On the type, see Karageorghis . On the cult, see Caubet and Yon 1988, esp. 6).
Caubet A. and Yon, M. 1988, 'Un culte populaire de la Grande Déesse à Lapithos', RDAC 1988/2, 1-17.
Fourrier S. and Queyrel A. 1998, Musée du Louvre. L'art des modeleurs d'argile. Antiquités de Chypre. Coroplastique (Paris: RMN).
Karageorghis, J. 1999, The coroplastic art of ancient Cyprus. V. The Cypro-Archaic period small female figurines. B. Figurines moulées (Nicosia: A. G. Leventis Foundation).
- On display (G72/dc3)
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- Greek and Roman
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