Idol of Pomos

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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).


The sculpture represents a woman with her arms spread and was probably used as a fertility symbol. Many similar sculptures 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.


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

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  2. ^, contains a Picture from Nicosia Museum (in Korean)
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