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The Idol of Pomos.

The Idol of Pomos, is a prehistoric sculpture from the Cypriot village of Pomos. It dates back to the Chalcolithic period, circa the 30th century BC[1].

The sculpture is on display in the Cyprus Archeological Museum in Lefkosia (Nicosia).

Symbolism

The sculpture represents a woman with her arms spread. It was probably used as a fertility symbol. Many similar sculpture have been found on Cyprus[2]. Smaller versions were worn as amulets around the neck, just as this idol wears (a small copy of) itself.

Euro

In 2008 Cyprus adopted the Euro. The Idol, as a good example of Cypriot prehistoric art, was chosen to be displayed on the Cypriot euro coins of 1 and 2 euro.[3]

References

  1. ^ http://www.premierdmc.com.cy/IdolPomos.htm
  2. ^ http://cafe.naver.com/ArticleRead.nhn?clubid=15688620&menuid=76&boardtype=P&page=1&specialmenutype=&articleid=1373 contains a Picture from Nicosia Museum (Korean)
  3. ^ http://www.nbbmuseum.be/de/2008/02/cyprus-and-malta.htm?lang=en

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