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A cylindrical female figurined with upraised arms. The bell-shaped skirts and upraised arms are also seen form this period on Crete, but with stylistic differences, including the paint on the mainland icons.

A cylindrical female figurined with upraised arms. The bell-shaped skirts and upraised arms are also seen form this period on Crete, but with stylistic differences, including the paint on the mainland icons.

"Dea dei serpenti", ca 1500 a. C., civiltà minoica (periodo neopalaziale), da Cnosso. Heraklion, Museo Archeologico

"Dea dei serpenti", ca 1500 a. C., civiltà minoica (periodo neopalaziale), da Cnosso. Heraklion, Museo Archeologico

Neolithic Nathor-Nile River Goddess  4,000 BC  This Egyptian fertility bird Goddess appeared in early predynastic times as a funerary figure with a beaked face and wing-like arms and hands. Her form is a blend of bird, woman and deity. These painted terra cotta figures, less than a foot high and much alike, were found in graves in Mohamerian, near Edfu.

Neolithic Nathor-Nile River Goddess 4,000 BC This Egyptian fertility bird Goddess appeared in early predynastic times as a funerary figure with a beaked face and wing-like arms and hands. Her form is a blend of bird, woman and deity. These painted terra cotta figures, less than a foot high and much alike, were found in graves in Mohamerian, near Edfu.

KOUROTROPHOS Nurse holding one baby in her arms and another on her shoulders, the latter protected by a parasol. Clay figurine, perhaps an offering in a child's grave. Mycenae, 14th-13th C. BC. Athens, National Archaeological Museum, Prehistoric Collection

KOUROTROPHOS Nurse holding one baby in her arms and another on her shoulders, the latter protected by a parasol. Clay figurine, perhaps an offering in a child's grave. Mycenae, 14th-13th C. BC. Athens, National Archaeological Museum, Prehistoric Collection

cretan goddess inspires Womens October Retreat !  http://www.ahaintelligence.com/events/  Step through the magical portals of the Ancient Goddesses of Crete, accessing sacred knowledge. Meditation Activations every day, and much more… Magic happens when women circle….

cretan goddess inspires Womens October Retreat ! http://www.ahaintelligence.com/events/ Step through the magical portals of the Ancient Goddesses of Crete, accessing sacred knowledge. Meditation Activations every day, and much more… Magic happens when women circle….

Design your own photo charms compatible with your pandora bracelets. Minoan 'Palace-style' vases, 15th century BCE. By then the Mycenaeans had conquered the Minoan civilization on Crete, but marine and floral themes from older Minoan art continued

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Design your own photo charms compatible with your pandora bracelets. Minoan 'Palace-style' vases, 15th century BCE. By then the Mycenaeans had conquered the Minoan civilization on Crete, but marine and floral themes from older Minoan art continued

Minoan Art  Labrys pithos – 1500BC  Knossos Palace

Minoan Art Labrys pithos – 1500BC Knossos Palace

Minoan Art Pottery | Minoan Marine Style Pitcher | Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete

Minoan Art Pottery | Minoan Marine Style Pitcher | Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete

LM IIIB pyxis with lyre-player from Kalami (2)     With decoration including a robed man holding a lyre or cithara in a field with birds, horns of consecration, and double-axes. Interpretations of the male figure have included a singer, a priest, Apollo, and Orpheus.   See the Ministry of Culture page (possibly only available via the Google cache).   From a chamber tomb at Kalami loc. Koiliaris near ancient Aptera (Pleiades, Wikipedia.   Late Minoan IIIB period, ca. 1300-1250…

LM IIIB pyxis with lyre-player from Kalami (2) With decoration including a robed man holding a lyre or cithara in a field with birds, horns of consecration, and double-axes. Interpretations of the male figure have included a singer, a priest, Apollo, and Orpheus. See the Ministry of Culture page (possibly only available via the Google cache). From a chamber tomb at Kalami loc. Koiliaris near ancient Aptera (Pleiades, Wikipedia. Late Minoan IIIB period, ca. 1300-1250…

One of the famous "snake tubes" which have been found in Crete, Greece, Aegean islands and the Levant (west Asia). This Cretan example has the "horns of consecration" and a long spout for pouring libation.

One of the famous "snake tubes" which have been found in Crete, Greece, Aegean islands and the Levant (west Asia). This Cretan example has the "horns of consecration" and a long spout for pouring libation.

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