Mycenaean Female Figurine of Phi Φ Type

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Liana Miate
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published on 14 June 2022

This type of Mycenaean figurine is named after the similarity of its outlines to the letter Φ of the Greek alphabet. These figurines are usually found in Children's graves or in shrines and they might have represented deities, divine nursemaids or children's companions.

Late Helladic IIIA-B Period (14th-13th century BCE). Made from clay. (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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