Kourotrophos statuette card

Kourotrophos statuette

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A head and torso from a small votive female statuette, of the type of kourotrophos, ( means woman nurturing a child ) holding a child. The female wears a garment with horizontal pleats on her chest and has her head covered by what may have been a himation. The back of the seat where the female is seated survives. Only the head of the child she holds can be seen to her left hand side. The child wears the conical hat which is often seen in these type of votive statuettes . Both the woman's and child's facial features have significantly eroded and the back of the statuette is very flat.