Minoan terracotta goddess torsoG58
A fragment from an extremely rare terracotta goddess figurine. The fragment shows the belted waist and upper torso of the goddess, her bare breasts partially exposed by a dress which is open at the chest.
This fragment is very close in style to the famous “Snake Goddesses” found by Sir Arthur Evans at Knossos and would appear to be a representation of the same deity.
Crete, Minoan, late Neo-Palatial Period, c. 1600 BC
5.6 x 4.5 cms, 7.6 cms including stand
Fragment as shown, mounted on a mid 20th Century wood block which has been glued to a perspex block
Ex. private collection, Burgundy, France; acquired mid to late 20th Century