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A female worshipper

The female bronze figurines are based on the model of the Greek kore (girl). Women were often depicted at worship, as in this case in which the gesture of devotion for the gods of the underworld is expressed by the right hand raised with the palm turned downwards.

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They are also identifiable thanks to their clothing, in this case the woman wears a mantle, a chiton and a Greco-Asian headdress.

Provenance: Unknown origin. University Collection
Datation: Late 6th century BC
Material: bronze
Inventory #: IT 1327

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