Terracotta figurine of a wide-hipped, full-busted woman holding a rudimentary baby close to her breast. This is a type of figurine very characteristic of the Cypriot Late Bronze Age (1300 - 1200 BC). The actual figurine was found in a looted tomp at Dhenia-Kafkalla and it is currently on display at the Cyprus Museum in Nicosia. This figurine is part of a family of figurines that may represent a female deity with a child, or they could have been felt to represent ordinary women, possibly their owners and perhaps the occupants of the tombs where they were found. In either case both the exaggerated sexual characteristics and the presence of the babies emphasize female fertility, and the figures may have acted as fertility charms.This fine museum quality replica is a unique "one of a kind" ceramic reproduction made from clay originating from the same fields where the original was found to ensure the same "look and feel" as the actual piece. All paint decorations were also made replicating methods used by potters of the particular period. This is why this item is hard to distinguish from the original and requires the attached traditional lead stamp (shown as part of the description tag) that identifies it as a reproduction made by an authorized artist. Like the actual museum displays each piece is tagged with its description. Shipped in presentation gift box.Handmade and Imported from Greece. Approx. 57mm (2.25 in) L x 38mm (1.5 in) W x 140mm (5.5 in) H Base 51mm (2 in) L x 51mm (2 in) W x 19mm (.75 in) HApprox. weight 153 grams
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