Woman with elaborate headdress, Crete

Woman with elaborate headdress, Crete
Dating:2000 BC–1700 BC
Origin:Mediterranean Basin, Crete
Material:Pottery (all types)
Physical:6.7cm. (2.6 in.) -

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  This small terracotta depicts a young woman from Crete wearing a very elaborate headdress. Paleo-palatial period, 2000-1700 BC.

“The paleopalatial age reached its artistic apex with Camares ceramics…” asserts Alexiou (1967), who documents a similar headdress found in a mountain sanctuary on the Kofinas on the southern coast of Crete.

Bibliography (for this item)

Alexiou, Stylianos, Nikolaos Platon, and Hanni Guanella
1967 La Crète Antique. Hachette, Paris, France. (
# 45)

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