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Statue of a worshipper

These terracotta figurines are shaped as a column or a plank, with bird-like heads, big hairstyles or crowns and necklaces. Since they were mainly found in houses, they might have been votive statues from house chapels. It is, however, doubtful that they represent ordinary mortals. Some statues have multiple heads, and even the "Madonna with child" is more likely to represent a fertility goddess, …