Boeotian Female Figurine

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Liana Miate
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published on 10 May 2022

This figure is wearing a peplos (long garment) and a polos (high cylindrical crown). Figurines of this class, which are reminiscent of the Archaic korai in monumental sculpture, were grave goods or votive offerings in sanctuaries. They possibly represent female deities or worshippers.

From a Boeotian workshop. 450-425 BCE. (Hellenic Museum, Melbourne, Victoria).

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Liana Miate
Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

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