This paper deals with the clay female figurine which was found in the tomb 470 in the plot Platsa Daphniou at Ialysos (Rhodes). This figurine dates back as early as 900-875 BC. Its wheel-made body and the head with pronounced features may show influences from the Dark Age plastic productions of Cyprus and Crete. The function of this statuette and its identification are not clear. It is unlikely that the figurine was a doll. Some iconographic details, as the diadem, and its comparison with other statuettes buried in the Dark Age tombs suggest two alternative interpretations: the statuette could represent a rank figure, as the mother, or otherwise a death goddess or demon, as Persephone / Kore.

Una statuetta fittile del Geometrico Antico da Ialysos

D'ACUNTO, Matteo
2009

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This paper deals with the clay female figurine which was found in the tomb 470 in the plot Platsa Daphniou at Ialysos (Rhodes). This figurine dates back as early as 900-875 BC. Its wheel-made body and the head with pronounced features may show influences from the Dark Age plastic productions of Cyprus and Crete. The function of this statuette and its identification are not clear. It is unlikely that the figurine was a doll. Some iconographic details, as the diadem, and its comparison with other statuettes buried in the Dark Age tombs suggest two alternative interpretations: the statuette could represent a rank figure, as the mother, or otherwise a death goddess or demon, as Persephone / Kore.
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