Silver replica of a violin-shaped figurine-amulet. The original comes from mainland Greece and dates to the late 4th millennium BC. It depicts a seated female with the arms folded below the chest. The neck tapers to form a pointed finial rendering the head. Throughout the Neolithic period figurines evidently played an important role everyday life. The woman is the dominant figure with the features of her gender pronounced, a symbol of fertility of the soil.
Height 8 cm
Virgin and Child
The Nativity and the Annunciation
Head of Cnidus Aphrodite