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  • Minoan Snake Goddess Statue, 12 Inches
  • Minoan Snake Goddess Statue, 12 Inches
  • Minoan Snake Goddess Statue, 12 Inches
  • Minoan Snake Goddess Statue, 12 Inches

Minoan Snake Goddess Statue, 12 Inches

SKU:
D-082 SP
$28.00

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Current Stock:
16

Product Description

  • Ancient Minoan goddess standing with snakes, replica of statue in Herakleion Museum, Crete, Greece. 1600 B.C.
  • Size: 12" High; 7.5" Wide; 2.25" Deep
  • Product Weight: 2 Lbs 1Oz
  • Material: Bonded stone
  • Finish: Stone with multicolor detail
  • Placement: Indoor
  • UPC: 838457005404


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 a personification of Earth from which all life springs and returns. She carries the snakes, symbols of death and rebirth. Crouching on her crown is a lion cub, usually associated with royal houses. In her crown are poppy pods, indicating the use of opium in her worship

 


 

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