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The Early Venus Figures in Europe – History of Gaia Religion


Coffin F is one of three from KV63, an embalmer's cache from around the time of Tutankhamun, that shows faces with eyes shaped similarly to Nefertiti's.

Ancient Egypt. Taweret, meaning "she who is great" or simply, "great one", is protective goddess of childbirth and fertility in ancient Egyptian religion. The deity is typically depicted as a bipedal female hippopotamus with feline attributes, pendulous female human breasts, and the back of a Nile crocodile.

Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius in the Capitoline Museum, Rome 176-180 CE; or 161-180 CE gilded bronze, about 11' 6"

jeannepompadour: Ivory sculpture of Byzantine Empress Ariadne from Constantinople, 6th c.

A Rare and Important Life-size Greek Late Archaic or Early Classical Terracotta Head of a Woman

Beautiful eyes...scary because I have a picture of me from childhood that looks just like this little girl....hmm...distant relative? Or just a doppelganger from years past?

Marble head of a statue of Dionysos. Greek. Classical or Hellenistic Period, c. 340 B.C. | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Queen Zenobia - Zenobia was a 3rd-century Queen Syria. Zenobia, in full, Aramaic Znwbyā Bat Zabbai (died after 274), queen of Syria, from 267 or 268 to 272. She conquered several of Rome’s eastern provinces before she was subjugated by the emperor Aurelian (ruled 270–275).