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Goddess figurine

UnknownPottery Neolithic, 8000 years ago

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

This ancient goddess, born in the earliest villages, is sometimes called "the great mother." She was the symbolic representation of life, regeneration, and the mystery of nature, and was considered the guardian of humans and animals, the bearer of all living things, and the provider of souls.

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  • Title: Goddess figurine
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Pottery Neolithic, 8000 years ago
  • Location: Shaar HaGolan
  • Type: Figurine
  • Rights: Israel Antiquities Authority, Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • External Link: Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • Medium: Clay
  • Exhibition: In The Beginning: Prehistory and the Origins of Myth, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Weisbord Exhibition Pavilion, 13/07/2005 - 08/04/2006
  • Dimensions: H: 15.1 cm; W: 6.9 cm
  • Curator: Hershman, Debby

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