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Bell Idol

Bell idol made in Thebes (Boeotia), c.700 BC. Terracotta, painted with birds, geometrical designs, swastikas and plants. The statue may have had a funerary function and the boots suggest the hunter goddess Artemis. Department of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities: Pre-Classical Greece, Louvre Museum, Paris.

Photo © David Joyal.

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