PENDANT | CRUCIFORM FIGURINE
Pendant inspired from a stone, cruciform figurine of two superimposed figures.
Cruciform figurines have most probably developed from the stump-like figurines of the preceding Neolithic period, but are thinner and more slender than their predecessors. They have a high neck, disproportionately large flattish head slightly tilted back, extended arms, and legs bent at the knees or in a squatting posture.
Some of them bear suspension-hole in the upper part of the head and were apparently worn as pendants. They probably reflect religious beliefs about fertility and re-generation. They may have been linked with the cult of the “Great Mother Goddess” or with practices associated with childbirth.
Chalcolithic period (3900-2500 BC)
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NECKLACE | CYCLADIC
Gold 14Κ & Diamonds 0.024CT