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Ivory and gold figurine of a goddess or priestess. Minoan. 16th century B.C. | The Walters Art Museum

Ivory and Gold Statue of Priestess or Goddess Minoan Century BC Despite the delicate nature of the precious gold and ivory materials, the stance of this small figurine conveys power and strength. It closely resembles ceramic statuettes.

Female Worshiper, c. 1600-1500 BC Crete, Minoan, Middle Minoan III - Late Minoan I | Cleveland Museum of Art

Female Worshipper, c. BC Crete, Minoan, Middle Minoan III - Late Minoan Looks like a weeping angle with her wings clipped

Goddess of Minoan civilization

Goddess of Minoan civilization

Statuette of a Snake Goddess (side view), Early Aegean, Minoan–Bronze Age, Late Minoan I Period, about 1600–1500 B.C. or early 20th century

Statuette of a Snake Goddess (side view), Early Aegean, Minoan–Bronze Age, Late Minoan I Period, about B. or early century -- Another view of this dubious statuette with no provenance.

Minoan: Snake Goddess, from the palace at Knossos. c. 1600 BCE. Faience, appx. 13 1/2 " H. Archeological Museum, Herakleion.  Aside from images of bulls, the only obvious deity we have from ancient Crete is the so-called Snake Goddess, perhaps an Earth Goddess who is holding two snakes in her outstretched hands - she is shown with aflounced skirt, and open bodice (evidently standard among Minoan women), and a dove perched on her head which signifies her being divine.

Knossos Tablet, KN 390 J f 21, Erinu, the Avenging Deity. Is she the Minoan Snake Goddess?

Minoan Snake Goddess, from the island of Crete.The goddess is depicted with exposed breasts and wearing a rich garment. Her bared breasts suggest her capacity as fertility goddess, 1600 BCE.

MINOAN SNAKE GODDESS - The Vaults of Time - MAMA Gift Shop ...

Ninoan Snake Goddess from The Vaults of Time - MAMA Gift Shop - Musuem of Ancient and Modern Art

Seal showing Mistress of the Animals, goddess Artemis - from Minoan culture, circa 1700-1500 BCE

Master of the Animals Pendant: Aegina Treasure, Minoan, Middle Bronze Age, BC. Lotus flowers are an influence of Egypt. From Aegina Island, a Minoan Colony.

These ladies are the so called Snake Goddesses found in the ancient Knossos Palace in Heraklion of Crete... They wear the typical Minoan womens dress. These statuettes dated to 17th-16th centuries BC!

These ladies are the so called "Snake Goddesses" found in the ancient Knossos Palace in Heraklion of Crete. They wear the the typical Minoan women's dress. These statuettes dated to century BCE.

Minoan statue of the Snake Goddess. Shows the early thoughts of Wasp-Waisted women and men.

Statuette of a Snake Goddess (front view), Early Aegean, Minoan–Bronze Age, Late Minoan I Period, about b.

Bronze figure of a female worshiper. Side view. Crete. Minoan. Middle Minoan III - Late Minoan I, c. 1600-1500 B.C.  | Cleveland Museum of Art

Crete, Minoan, Middle Minoan III - Late Minoan I, bronze, Overall: h.

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