Minoan Female Figurine


Liana Miate
published on 14 June 2022

The figure is wearing a cylindrical skirt and is bringing her arms to her chest. Figurines of this type are known from Minoan shrines and are probably representing the Adorants.

From Herakleion district, Crete. Late Minoan II-IIIA1 Period (1450-1375 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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