A small female figurine in a cruciform shape.

The figure may be a symbol of human fertility because the sexual characteristics have been emphasised, in particular the disc-shaped breasts and full thighs. Equally, it may represent its human owner as figurines of this type have been found in grave excavations.

Provenance

Cypriot dealer, Collocasides, in Nicosia, 1965; Mr Sam Josefowitz.