Terracotta statuettes and figurines depicting reclining male and female figures were extremely popular in Ancient Greece. Such statuettes have been largely recovered in necropolis across Greece, Mesopotamia and the South Mediterranean area. The exact meaning of terracotta and stone reclining statuettes is still unknown. Their attitude and pose undoubtedly refers to the funeral banquet, largely widespread throughout the Ancient world; however, it is impossible to determine whether they represent a deity or the idealised image of a deceased figure.
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