Idol of Pomos

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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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

  1. ^ premierdmc.com.cy
  2. ^ cafe.naver.com, contains a Picture from Nicosia Museum (Korean)
  3. ^ nbbmuseum.be