Female Figurines of the Cypriot Bronze Age: Aesthetic And Interpretation

Open Access
Author:
Miller, Kathleen Colby
Area of Honors:
Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies
Degree:
Bachelor of Arts
Document Type:
Thesis
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Mark Munn, Thesis Supervisor
  • Mary Lou Z Munn, Honors Advisor
Keywords:
  • Cyprus
  • figurines
  • Bronze Age
  • aesthetic
  • plastic art
  • interpretation
  • cult
  • plank
  • bird-headed lady
Abstract:
This paper is meant to serve as an introduction to the topic of female figurines, specifically those found on Cyprus and dating to the Bronze Age, along with an historical context and basic terminology. Problems of interpretation are identified, along with suggestions for how these issues might be addressed in future studies.