An update from Linda:
Following from my last post, I promised to tell you more about the fascinating objects we found in the store.
Far and away my favourite object so far is this beautiful artefact. Who is she? Just 15cm tall she is very lovely with a smart, complex hairstyle topped with a tall head-dress. She wears a clearly-defined draped robe, her little feet peek out from its folds with the straps of her sandals on view. She has large surprised looking eyes, and she carries a lyre. Is she a goddess perhaps, or a priestess? Possibly she is a representation of the dead person (if this figure came from a tomb), or possibly she is a votive offering. What is clear is that the artist was very skilled and took a lot of trouble with this little lady, who has triggered so many fascinating questions.