statues   (1600 BC)
Sculptor:  Minoan
black steatite
H of upper part: 5 11/16 in. (14.5 cm); H of lower part: 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm)
Acquired by Henry Walters, 1929
The Walters Art Museum
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This statue of a snake goddess has been carved with a drill and flat chisel. The upper part is dowelled into the lower. The goddess wears a tall headdress with a snake wound around it. Her hands are pierced to hold snakes. The headdress is broken off and the upper part has been repaired. The lower part has been restored with plaster.