Ceramic replica of a terracotta Coptic wooden statuette from Egypt (4th 5th century). The broad-cheeked naked female figure, with her hands covering her breasts and her pubis, embodies an age-old xoanon-like iconographic type of Aphrodite Pudica. The figurine probably represents goddess Isis who was equated with Aphrodite. Such figurines were considered to ensure fertility and to protect married and pregnant women.
18 x 5 cm
Kantharos with representation of a snake
Head of Aphrodite