Sean Cini - Malta Playing Arts

Sean Cini

The famous prehistoric Sleeping Lady (7x12x6.8cm) is a well-polished clay figurine with traces of ochre, recovered from the subterranean Hypogeum [literally: underground] (UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980, →Box front) and now permanently on display at the Museum of Archaeology in Valletta. Lying on a bed, this statuette has abnormally fat limbs and hips, is naked to the waist and wears only a skirt, fringed at the hem. Illustrated here: A[ce] sleeping lady in graphic design, she has gathered and tucked in all the ♠s onto her skirt and put the welcoming suit to rest. She faces towards and dreams of diamonds (→Name card at end).

(text by Margit Waas)