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Cypriot Jewellery from the Archaic Period

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Other sorts of jewellery are also known from this period. for example, leech-shaped earings are also diagnostic of the period.

The female figure on the left wears large earrings and a necklace with her cap. The female figure to the right is perhaps wearing a set of ceremonial jewellery used in the cult of the Great Goddess. Figures with this type of jewellery are very common and are reminiscent of the depictions of Aphrodite with her jewellery and crown.

Earings (AN1971.892)
AN1971.892
  Limestone head of woman wearing cap on head and large earrings and a necklace (AN1938.351) Terracotta head of woman wearing jewellery; Gift of L. Bowen (AN1926.551) Terracotta head of woman with
  Limestone head of woman wearing cap on head, large earrings and a necklace; Gift of Prof. R.G. Collingwood (AN1938.351).

Terracotta head of woman wearing jewellery; Gift of L. Bowen (AN1926.551).

Terracotta head of woman with
jewellery highlighted (AN1926.551).
     
  Men used other jewellery in addition to the spiral rings. Headdresses and different types of earrings such as "buttons"are also seen on sculptures. Terracotta head of male wearing cap and earrings (AN1885.554)
Terracotta head of male wearing cap and earrings;
Transfer from Natural Science Museum (AN1885.554).
       
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