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7th – 6th century B.C.
H: 12.6 cm
The head is complete but covered with a layer of incrustations that hides the original surface of the clay.
Modeled from a small terracotta plaque, this figurine belongs to a large group of statuettes known as “pappadès”, because of their polos (a high cylindrical hat) that makes them look like Orthodox priests.
Carved from two fragments of dark green stone mottled with light patches (steatite probably), these two objects represent animals with highly stylized and abstract shapes.
This rectangular plaque is perfectly regular and smooth; at its center, it is decorated with a bird carved out in relief
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