Hoop earrings with Fertility Figurine and Aphrodite pendant
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The Idol of Pomos, is a prehistoric sculpture from the Cypriot village of Pomos. It dates back to the Chalcolithic period, around the 30th century BC. The pagan sculpture represents a woman with her arms spread and is a cult image representing a fertility or mother goddess. These idols were worn as amulets around the neck, just as this idol wears a small copy of itself. Over one hundred cruciform figures have been discovered which were made in southwestern Cyprus during the period 3000-2500 B.C.
Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and fertility. Her Roman equivalent is the goddess Venus. Many believe that her worship came to Greece from the Middle East, whose own versions of the goddesses of love were known as Ishtar and Astarte.
According to Greek mythology, Aphrodite was born in Cyprus and was the daughter of Zeus and Dione. She rose from the sea on the shore of Paphos, a location of unique beauty, known today as Petra tou Romiou (Rock of the Greek).
Handmade in Cyprus
Material of pendant: 925 sterling silver, gold plated
Material of hoop earrings: gold plated brass
Colour: yellow gold
Size of hoop with pendant: ~35mm
Size of hoop: 20mm