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.
- Minoan snake goddess statue
- Made of bonded stone
- Measures 12 x 7.5 x 2.25 inches
- Weighs about 2 pounds
This item's design originates ancient Minoan culture and has been created using manufacturing processes in China. It is a carefully constructed reproduction of an ancient artifact and is designed to replicate the antique style of the original piece it’s based on. With a little help from modern machinery, we are pleased to offer you treasures from the past that can be displayed right in your home.
This item may feature slight variation in color, details, and overall appearance. Imperfections and surface cracks add to the unique artistry of each piece and are intentional aspects of its design.