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4575. A unique plaster head of a woman, possibly a goddess or a sphinx, on of the
very few examples of monumental Mycenaean plastic art.

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The facial features, with their severe expression, are
accentuated by touches of bright red and black paint,
while dotted rosettes brighten up the cheeks and chin.
The hair falls in small curls along the forehead under a polos
(cylindrical cap). From the area of the Cult Centre on the acropolis
at Mycenae. 13th century BC

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