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Clay figurines of Minoan goddesses with upraised arms

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Clay figurines of Minoan goddesses with upraised arms CC BY-NC Ann Wuyts via flickr. Postpalatial period (1200 BC). Photo taken at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum in Crete.

Some have birds in their diadem. Also, the “poppy goddess”, nicknamed this because her diadem is decorated with pins in the shape of poppy heads of the papaver somniferum (from which opium is produced).

See other birds:

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2000 - 1000 BCE · Aegean · Mediterranean · Sculpture

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