Lady of Lemba, Chalcolithic Age, ca. 3 000 BC
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13 November 2020
Lady of Lemba, Chalcolithic Age, ca. 3 000 BC

Excavating Beyond the Male Gaze on Aphrodite’s Island #2 Deconstructing the Archeology of Aphrodite’s Body

Investigation by Lisa Paul Streitfeld
Summary

A 5000-years-old limestone fertility relic of a bi-sex Self-contained inner/outer proactivity statuette ought to be a world famous icon reflecting the global rise of a post-Cartesian transgender movement. Then why was the Lady of Lemba still hidden in shadow in the Cyprus Museum and displayed in such a distracting manner that only the most curious visitor would bother to get down on their knees and read the crude information label?