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Small Fertility Idol Plaque

REF RA001012 EAN 3336721120114

 Small Fertility Idol Plaque

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Small Fertility Idol Plaque

This figurine has a rectangular body and is decorated with necklaces. It is one of a series that is known to belong to the above-mentioned civilization.
The arms and facial features are stylized by engraved furrows ending in cupules.
The ears are treated as pierced projections.

These figurines used to be placed in tombs and should be interpreted as a female symbol of fertility.
Their shape and decoration indicate that they might be miniature reproductions of wooden cult statues that were placed in sanctuaries.
Given their size and shape, they might also have been worn by women as pendants.

The base of this item has changed in fall 2018, the picture shows the new model, but it remains exceptionally possible that older versions are included in your order

Reproduction in hand patinated resin

Size
H. 30,5 L. 11,5 P. 4 cm
H. 12.0" L. 4.5" D. 1.6" - 2,2 lbs
Origin
Cyprus
Material of the original
Modelled terracotta
Epoch
Circa 2100-2000 B.C. Early Bronze III or Middle Bronze I
Museum
Paris - Musée du Louvre
Themes
Maternity, Religion
Material
Resin
Art movement
Oriental Antiquities
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