Human Figures

anthropomorphic figurine

Anthropomorphic figurine
Late Aceramic Neolithic Period
(7th and 6th millenium BC)
Diabase
Khirokitia
Cyprus Museum

Figures in human shape are uncommon finds in Neolithic settlements on Cyprus. These are probably not idols but may have served some function in life-cycle rituals, marriage arrangements, or funerals. Or they may simply have been a kind of good luck charm.