Original blockprint of "Kyra tis Lempas" (Lady of Lempa)
Printed on premium thick paper, signed and embossed.
Comes with its certificate of authenticity
Size: A5 14.8 x 15 cm
Kyra tis Lempas
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.
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