Italian Art Pottery Minoan Snake Goddess
A beautiful Mid Century Italian rendition of the Minoan Snake Goddess of Knossos, an ancient statue found on the island of Crete. Variations of this have been found throughout the island and are thought to be a goddess of the household. This version has her holding two round objects on her hands. It measures 20 1/2" tall and 13" wide and is all hand formed and carved from a red earthenware clay. Marked ITALY on the interior. She remains in excellent condition with one flake on the base of her skirt. The last photo shows the original from which this is based.