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Minoan terracotta goddess torso

G58

£2,500.00

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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.

Culture
Crete, Minoan, late Neo-Palatial Period, c. 1600 BC

Size
5.6 x 4.5 cms, 7.6 cms including stand

Condition
Fragment as shown, mounted on a mid 20th Century wood block which has been glued to a perspex block

Provenance
Ex. private collection, Burgundy, France; acquired mid to late 20th Century

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