Fertility Idol

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Fertility Idol
h.14 cm
Late Cypriot Age II, 1440-1200 BC

This exemplar is part of the series of the typical terracotta idols from Cyprus during the late-cypriot age II and III, important for representing the femininity and consequently, fertility. All this models shows an emphasized pubic triangle, a conical prominent breast, arms pushed out and flexed in front of the chest. The face features are quite important: rounded eyes, carved with a deep groove, a protruding pointed nose and the ears, flat and open on the face sideways, presenting holes which were usually decorated with rings to simulate earrings, as observed on other existing samples.