Lady of Guardamar

The Dama de Guardamar, also called Dama de Cabezo Lucero, is an important archaeological find from the Iberian period of Spain.


The Dama de Guardamar was discovered on 22 September 1987. Archaeologists date the bust in period 400-370 BC It was found in the archaeological site Cabezo Lucero, which lies on the boundary of the municipality of Guardamar del Segura in the province of Alicante. With the discovery of the sculpture is found only ruins, some of which were singed by fire. In the Museum of Alicante an extensive restoration by Vincent Bernabeu was made. The parts were cleaned and assembled like a puzzle. In 1988, the restoration was completed.


The bust is made of fine-grained, pale gray limestone. It shows a woman with a räderartigem hair jewelry that is held together with a running over the front chain. She wears a hood-like cloth as a head covering, which falls on the shoulders almost without wrinkles. The dress is little decollete, has a scalloped, two-stage collar. As a necklace she wears two different lengths of necklaces made ​​of oval, flat and round pearls. The Fund is in the Archaeological Museum of Alicante.

Compared to the Lady of Elche, which it resembles in the overall structure, affects the archaic sculpture, facial features, hairstyles, jewelry and clothing are executed summarily and less detailed.