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About the iconography of the Potnia theron in the northern Black Sea region

The article is devoted to one of the variants of the Rankenfrau image with the Satyr mask, known from the images on the plates found in Tauric Chersonesos, in the burial complex of the Kul-Oba mound, as well as in the mound near st. Ivanovskaya (Fig. 1-3). Consideration of the context of each of the finds, as well as their comparison, allows us to assume that they all served as an ornament for the clothes - the headdress of the priestess. The image of the goddess depicted on the plates goes back to the iconographic type Potnia Theron. The combination in one set of images of a winged goddess and a mask of Silenus was probably associated with the cult of Artemis Orthia.