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Wooden fridge magnet with printed vinyl sticker.


Lady of Lempa // Cross shaped figurines

Chalcolithic Period 3900 - 2400 BC


During the Chalcolithic period a new important civilization develops on the island, which is characterized by an impressive development of art and technology, with the simultaneous appearance of the first copper objects, marking the beginning of Cyprus metallurgy. In parallel, growth in population is evidenced with the appearance of bigger settlements and larger houses. Also, social hierarchies seem to form within the settlements, depending on the ownership of the goods produced.


One of the largest and most important Chalcolithic statuettes is the so-called

Lady of Lempa which was found in a house of the prehistoric settlement of Lempa. It is believed that our ancient ancestors developed writing from an Archaic geometric form based on the study of the motion of the Moon and Sun. The lines of her body align with the fixed astronomical values ​​of the lunar cycle.


The Lady of Lempa (3000 BC), now in display in the Cyprus Museum, Nicosia, is 36cm high, made of limestone. She is a naked, pregnant woman with short, outstretched arms, a high phallic neck supporting her raised head. The fertility character of this statue is emphasized by the schematic rendering of her breasts, large hips and swollen belly. She may be considered a remote ancestor of the Paphian Aphrodite, since the cult of a powerful fertility goddess in the region may have survived through the centuries, to be revived in the shape of the paphian Goddess, later Aphrodite, worshipped at Palaepaphos.reconstructed using the same materials and building methods as used in Chalcolithic times.


Size: 9.5 x 6 cm (approx)



Kyra tis Lempas // Fridge magnet

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