Snake Goddess from Knossosc. 1600 – 1550 BCE (New Palace Period)Crete/Minoan CultureHeraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete
The Snake Goddess is a Minoan goddess associated with the snake cult. The snake is both connected with welfare of the household and is a symbol of the underworld deity.  She is wearing a Minoan court costume consisting of a flowing skirt and open bodice.
Faience is a term for earthenware covered with a solid glaze containing crushed quartz, which is the cause for the bluish tint and glassy surface. It was probably imported from Egypt in the Pre-Palace period.

Snake Goddess from Knossos
c. 1600 – 1550 BCE (New Palace Period)
Crete/Minoan Culture
Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete

The Snake Goddess is a Minoan goddess associated with the snake cult. The snake is both connected with welfare of the household and is a symbol of the underworld deity.  She is wearing a Minoan court costume consisting of a flowing skirt and open bodice.

Faience is a term for earthenware covered with a solid glaze containing crushed quartz, which is the cause for the bluish tint and glassy surface. It was probably imported from Egypt in the Pre-Palace period.

  1. haizealberdi reblogged this from fuckyeaarthistory
  2. taoguide reblogged this from bbzrjwm
  3. lady-kuran reblogged this from fuckyeaarthistory
  4. tadanok reblogged this from abstrackafricana
  5. shroomm reblogged this from hismarmorealcalm
  6. paintingthrall16 reblogged this from fuckyeaarthistory
  7. americanjisan reblogged this from fuckyeaarthistory
  8. pchslatinclub reblogged this from hehasawifeyouknow
  9. blackbird6 reblogged this from hismarmorealcalm
  10. tastefullytatted reblogged this from abstrackafricana
  11. thottieottidopalicious reblogged this from abstrackafricana
  12. thekindofblue reblogged this from abstrackafricana
  13. abstrackafricana reblogged this from expanderset
  14. expanderset reblogged this from sirobtep
  15. daysbeforethefall reblogged this from hismarmorealcalm
  16. marenostrum-ac-dc reblogged this from sirobtep
  17. flowersintotheabyss reblogged this from sirobtep
  18. sirobtep reblogged this from hismarmorealcalm
  19. pulvissidereusamor reblogged this from mythology-and-art
  20. fictorvm reblogged this from fictorvm
  21. guillotineforaphrodite reblogged this from limb-of-satan
  22. tittentoddisco reblogged this from treffendesign
  23. limb-of-satan reblogged this from hismarmorealcalm