Figurine of a Woman (Primary Title)
Figurine (Object Name)

Unknown (Artist)

ca. 600-550 BC
Greek (Boeotian)
Boeotia, GREECE
Overall: 6 1/8 × 2 5/8 × 1 1/4 in. (15.56 × 6.67 × 3.18 cm)
The flat, boardlike depictions of women that appeared in 6th-century Boeotia are called “Pappas” idols, although they may have been votive dedications rather than objects of worship. Many of the statuettes are ornamented with pomegranates, a fruit associated with the goddess Demeter and her daughter Persephone, queen of the underworld.
Gift of Dr. Elie Borowski
Image released via Creative Commons CC-BY-NC

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