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Minoan Snake Goddess
12" h Bonded Stone and Polyresin, Hand-finished, free-standing.
Minoan Snake

Herakleion Museum Crete, 1600 B.C.
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This figurine represents an agricultural fertility Goddess or her Priestess. The original was found in a storage room in the Palace of Knossos, Crete. She is a votive offering and not a cult figure and therefore, probably represents a Priestess who is perhaps a princess of the palace. Although she is dressed in the garb of her deity, a Cretan Earth Mother, she is the personification of Earth from which all life springs and returns. She carries the snakes, symbols of death and rebirth.

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