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Cretan Snake Goddess Statue
 
1500 BCE, The Iraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete
Holding her legendary sacred snakes, this revered goddess has been credited as healer, messenger and priestess of retribution. An exact replica of the historic statue unearthed in Knossos, Crete at the turn of the last century, our museum-quality designer resin work is hand-painted with an ancient patina that echoes the distinctive ceramic original.

7½"Wx2½"Dx10½"H. 1 lb.
 
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From the Palace of Knososs, Land of the Minotaur Probably the most famous figurine in Minoan art, the original was found in Knossos, Crete by renowned British archaeologist Arthur Evans in 1903. The goddess stands with extended arms and forearms flexed upwards, each hand holding a snake. Dressed elegantly, her skirt covers her legs and her ample hips are accentuated by a narrow waist. The blouse opens above the waist, and like all Minoan female figures the round breasts are proudly displayed. Find the original, see the faded colors and compare it to this replica. The enhanced expression in this replica with wide-open eyes and a soft but enigmatic smile will make you glad you discovered it. However, there is a detail missing, in this otherwise marvelous work. The original has a feline figure on top of her hat, and that’s nowhere to be found here. The original is 13 ½ inches tall and the replica is 10 ½ inches tall, pretty close to actual size, and that’s remarkable, even without the feline. By the way, the price is unbeatable. August 28, 2015
Beautiful Cretan Snake Goddess! I just love my snake Goddess! Thanks for providing such a high quality and beautifully crafted piece! January 9, 2015
Really nice statuette The texture and color on this are excellent. I have a smaller piece of the same subject that I bought in Greece many years ago; they look great displayed together. The nudity is historic and shouldn't be a point for anyone who looked at the object and decided to purchase it. January 7, 2015
Beautiful Beautiful recreation of this amazing historical piece. December 26, 2014
This piece is a classic. I feel like Indiana Jones gave this to me. It is very accurate in its details and has a good weight feel. Looks beautiful in my curio cabinet next to other (real) artifacts. January 24, 2014
This product is an accurate recreation. I am delighted with my Cretan Snake Goddess. She is an accurate recreation of the original artifact and a wonderful addition to any one who seeks to build a collection of goddess figurines. January 15, 2014
Exquisite reproduction of ancient artifact- Great size and color! I am delighted with this reproduction version of Ariadne, a goddess from ancient Crete- authentic details and coloration, great size. Well worth the price! I wish there were more such things available! Thanks for making this one! L August 11, 2013
Museum quality reproduction The coloration is excellent and the overall execution is quite well done. A great conversation starter!! June 15, 2013
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