Lady of Ibiza

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Lady of Ibiza

The Lady of Ibiza is a ceramic figure, 47 cm high, that dates from the third century BC. It is on display in the National Archaeological Museum of Spain in Madrid.[1]

The figure was found in the necropolis of Puig des Molins on the island of Ibiza in the Mediterranean. It was made using a mold and has a cavity in the back, perhaps used for hanging it up. Probably a representation of the Carthaginian goddess Tanit, it is richly ornamented in terms of clothing and jewelry.[1]

Most of the figures found in the Puig des Molins necropolis are representations of Greek goddesses. It is believed that there was a large colony of immigrants there from Magna Grecia, (the Greek colonies of southern Italy), over the centuries.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte. "Dama de Ibiza" (in Spanish). 

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