Part of a handmade male figurine. Its exact find spot on the Acropolis remains unspecified. It preserves part of the lower torso and the beginning of the man’s thighs whereas the genitalia are broken. The figure is slender with narrow waist, wide hips and tubular thighs. Its surface is decorated with geometric and floral brown-red motifs.
Male figurines are rare in Mycenean times and it is very difficult to determine their use or who they depict. This figurine many represent a male deity that was worshipped alongside the main Mycenean fertility goddess, perhaps Athena.
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