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Female Figurine

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1982A976
Collection:Antiquities - Ancient Cyprus


Many figures like this are found on Cyprus. They are very different to the figures made there before 1300 BC and the type may have been introduced from Syria.It is not absolutely clear what these figures were used for. Archaeologists usually think they are associated with fertility and may represent a goddess called Astarte.

Transferred by the Trustees of the Wellcome Trust in accordance with an order of Mr Justice Foster, dated 21 March 1977.

Further Information

Production Period:Late Cypriot
School/Style:Base-ring ware
Place of Origin:Cyprus
Place of Excavation:Cyprus


Height:15.5 cm