Minoan Snake Goddess Statue
She stands about 10 1/2 inches tall, arm width is approximately 7 1/4 inches across. She is nicely weighted, colors are bright but still earthly~
"This 3,500-year-old figurine depicts a woman with bare breasts holding a snake in each of her raised hands. It was found at a Minoan archaeological site in Crete. At the Palace of Knossos by archaeologist Arthur Evans and dated to the Minoan civilization, c. 1700–1450 BCE.
It was Evans who called the figurine a “Snake Goddess,” since then, it has been debated whether the statuette depicts a priestess or a deity.
A number of these types of figurines have been found in house sanctuaries. They appear to be “the goddess of the household.”
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