Young Cypriot Woman Holding Flowers

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Geoffrey Marchal
published on 03 May 2019

Young woman holding flowers, circa 480-460 BCE (body), the head is from the Hellenistic period, Cypriot production, Provenance of Amathonte (Cyprus), excavations of Ed. Paridant, limestone painted. This girl wears a tunic and a coat adorned with red bands and crosses, bracelets and a necklace, and holds in her left hand a bouquet of daffodils. The head, more recent, was joined to the body in modern times. The holding and the gesture of the right hand holding the clothes are located in the Greek tradition of representations of a young woman (kore). The jewels and the bouquet, however, are typically Cypriot, as well as the rigid attitude and the schematic character of the drapery. This figure represents an offering bearing and probably stood in a sanctuary.

Museum of Art History (Musée Cinquantenaire, Brussels, Belgium) (Musée du Cinquantenaire, Brussels, Belgium). Made with ReMake and ReCap from AutoDesk.

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  • KMKG, accessed 3 May 2019.

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Marchal, G. (2019, May 03). Young Cypriot Woman Holding Flowers. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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