Psi type figure of a female with arms raised - ROM2005_4056_5


Psi type figure of a female with arms raised

Medium:Modelled, slip painted, earthenware
Geography: Greece
Date: about 1400-1300 BCE
Period: Bronze Age Aegean, Late Helladic (Mycenaean) period
11.8 cm
Object number: 2000.106.147
Credit Line: Gift of Joey and Toby Tanenbaum. Certified by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act. Attestée par la Commission canadienne d'examen des exportations de biens culturels en vertu de la Loi sur l'exportation et l'importation de biens culturels.
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of the Bronze Age Aegean
DescriptionPsi type figures were named because their shape resembles Ψ the letter of the Greek alphabet psi. The flattened poloi headdress worn by this figure suggests it may be a goddess; however, it is hard to distinguish between representations of deities and worshippers.
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