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Camera location35° 20′ 21.71″ N, 25° 08′ 16.92″ E Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap - Google Earthinfo
English: Faience figurines of the Snake Goddess. The goddess, or priestess, is depicted with exposed breasts and wearing a rich garment. Her bared breasts suggest her capacity as fertility goddess.
(An explanation of the reconstruction of this partial statue can be found in w:C.W. Ceram's 1958 book, The March of Archaeology. The photo of this statue was published by all the medias of countries after the statuette was discovered-(w:Arthur Evans of the Knossos diggings). The figure on her head is only one possibility.)

The snakes and the feline on her head are an allusion to her dominion over nature. Knossos.New-Palace period (1600 BC)

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