Sunday, 23 November 2008

Representation of the Goddess in Minoan Crete

Deities were depicted in small figurines.

Clay seated female figure, 5800-4800 BC

Clay vase with representation of a goddess, 850-800 BC

The snake Goddesses (or priestesses), 1600 BC

I just love terracotta figurines

Dolls? Apparently they are "votive robes"

These people really enjoyed dancing

Female figurine, Agia Triada, 1450/1300 BC

Definitely a classic of entertainment

These are from a later period, III or II BC

All these are exhibits in Heraklion Archaelogical Museum.

More images can be found here and also in this website

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