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Snake Goddess - IV: The daughter goddess | by Egisto Sani
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Snake Goddess - IV: The daughter goddess

This smaller figurine is supposed to represent the daughter of the other deity. She holds two snakes in her raised hands and a small animal is perched on her head, which seems to be the imitation of a panther.

The neck and head of the figurine are a reconstruction, presumably based upon the head of the other "Snake Goddess" and from the numerous examples of women's heads and faces painted in Minoan frescoes. The headpiece is also a reconstruction, based largely on a fragment of the front part which included a series of three dark-painted raised medallions.


Minoan faïence figurines

About 1600 BC

From Knossos

Heraklion Archaeological Museum



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Taken on April 11, 2013