1. Notes: 26 / 56 minutes ago 
    Kalighat painting on cardboard. Image of Sarasvati, Goddess of Music. 
India, Calcutta
Date Made: 19th Century
Penn Museum

    Kalighat painting on cardboard. Image of Sarasvati, Goddess of Music. 

    India, Calcutta

    Date Made: 19th Century

    Penn Museum

     
  2. Notes: 41 / 2 hours ago 
    Female figure, tongue protruding, arms upraised, covered with incised designs, including many spirals. On openwork lattice, broken off on both sides. Central figure from a meeting house lintel (pare). May represent Hinenui-te-Poo, goddess of death and the underworld.
Maori
Provenience: New Zealand
Date Made: 19th century
Penn Museum

    Female figure, tongue protruding, arms upraised, covered with incised designs, including many spirals. On openwork lattice, broken off on both sides. Central figure from a meeting house lintel (pare). May represent Hinenui-te-Poo, goddess of death and the underworld.

    Maori

    Provenience: New Zealand

    Date Made: 19th century

    Penn Museum

     
  3. Notes: 158 / 4 hours ago 

    This gilded bronze statuette of the goddess Sitatapatra is a powerful image combining both considerable detail with a simple, geometric vision of forms. The goddess is shown having a thousand heads, arms, and legs, and stands on a base decorated with double rows of lotus petals. Schematically represented, the multiplication of her heads is embodied in a cone-like headdress; while her thousand arms form a halo around her body. She wears a long garment with an elaborate jeweled belt, which was originally set with semi-precious stones. Her hands in front are frozen in a ritualized gesture (mudra). She stands astride three mountains, her many feet crushing down upon vast legions of people and animals.This sculpture, like many Tibetan images, embodies an esoteric doctrine in the organization of its formal elements that was perceived and understood only by the initiated believer. Inside the image were both a columnar staff (A1438A) and a prayer scroll (A1438C). Such deposits are not uncommon and were intended to endow the image with divine power.

    Tibet

    Date Made: 17th - 18th Century

    Penn Museum

  4. Notes: 73 / 6 hours ago 
    Composite limestone statuette consisting of a statue of a female serpent deity in front and a stela in back. The goddess has the body of a cobra and a human head. She wears a tall plumed headdress with horned sun disk. On the sides of the statue are representations in sunk relief of the goddesses Nekhbet and Wadjet and a text referring to Psammetichus I. Stela at back depicts a king with the god Horus, but is unfinished.
Meroitic
Provenience: Egypt
Thebes (uncertain) (Egypt)
Buto (uncertain)
Period: Twenty-Sixth Dynasty
Date Made: 664BC-610BC
Penn Museum

    Composite limestone statuette consisting of a statue of a female serpent deity in front and a stela in back. The goddess has the body of a cobra and a human head. She wears a tall plumed headdress with horned sun disk. On the sides of the statue are representations in sunk relief of the goddesses Nekhbet and Wadjet and a text referring to Psammetichus I. Stela at back depicts a king with the god Horus, but is unfinished.

    Meroitic

    Provenience: Egypt

    Thebes (uncertain) (Egypt)

    Buto (uncertain)

    Period: Twenty-Sixth Dynasty

    Date Made: 664BC-610BC

    Penn Museum

     
  5. Notes: 138 / 8 hours ago 
    Bronze cult object in the form of an aegis topped by the head of a female deity. The goddess wears a long tripartite wig with a crown of hooded uraei. The top of the crown has a tenon for an additional element, now missing. Both eyes were originally inlaid with glass, but only the proper left eye remains.
Egypt
Period: Late Period
Date Made: 664-332 BC
Penn Museum

    Bronze cult object in the form of an aegis topped by the head of a female deity. The goddess wears a long tripartite wig with a crown of hooded uraei. The top of the crown has a tenon for an additional element, now missing. Both eyes were originally inlaid with glass, but only the proper left eye remains.

    Egypt

    Period: Late Period

    Date Made: 664-332 BC

    Penn Museum

     
  6. Notes: 444 / 8 hours ago  from thegetty

    thegetty:

    12 Months, 12 Labors, 12 Zodiacal Signs

    January — Aquarius — Feasting and Warming
    February — Pisces —Working in a Vineyard
    March — Aries —Pruning Trees or Digging
    April —Taurus — Farming, Milking Animals and Butter-making
    May — Gemini — Music-Making
    June — Cancer — Sheepshearing 
    July — Leo — Mowing
    August — Virgo — Reaping
    September — Scorpio — Plowing and Sowing
    October — Libra — Slaughtering an Ox
    November — Sagittarius — Threshing and Pig Feeding
    December — Capricorn — Slaughtering of Pigs

    Illuminations from the Spinola Hours showcase the labors of the months. September is for plowing, sowing and harvesting grapes.

  7. Notes: 57 / 10 hours ago 
    This hollow cast votive statue of the goddess Neith originally held a walking staff. This statue was deposited at a cult center of the goddess, whose chief temple was at Sais. Neith was a goddess of war. She also was the patron deity of weavers.
Egypt, Bubastis
Period: Late Period
Twenty-Sixth Dynasty
Twenty-Seventh Dynasty
Date Made: 664 - 405 B.C.E.
Penn Museum

    This hollow cast votive statue of the goddess Neith originally held a walking staff. This statue was deposited at a cult center of the goddess, whose chief temple was at Sais. Neith was a goddess of war. She also was the patron deity of weavers.

    Egypt, Bubastis

    Period: Late Period

    Twenty-Sixth Dynasty

    Twenty-Seventh Dynasty

    Date Made: 664 - 405 B.C.E.

    Penn Museum

     
  8. Notes: 85 / 12 hours ago 
    Goddess, fully robed and crowned with the battlemented crown, standing and holding in either hand a round-bodied bottle directly under each breast. the background is relieved with rosettes.
Iraq, Ur, Diqdiqqeh
Period: Old Babylonian

Date Made: 2000-1500 BC
Penn Museum

    Goddess, fully robed and crowned with the battlemented crown, standing and holding in either hand a round-bodied bottle directly under each breast. the background is relieved with rosettes.

    Iraq, Ur, Diqdiqqeh

    Period: Old Babylonian

    Date Made: 2000-1500 BC

    Penn Museum

     
  9. Notes: 91 / 13 hours ago 

    Snake Goddess

    Statuette

    Reproduction Date Made: 1913

    Maker: E. Gillieron

    Original from Crete, Knossos

    Palace, Shrine of the Snake Goddess

    Penn Museum

     

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  10. Notes: 66 / 15 hours ago 
    one of the very large terracottas such as seem to have stood at the doors of shrines: A goddess wearing the horned mitre and holding the jar from which come streams of water; she ahs a short-sleeved garment of the kaunakes type but the flounces instead of being in tiers are in long wavy lines like water. “The Goddess of the Waters”
Iraq
Ur
Archaeology Area: found a little above floor level in No. 8-10 Paternoster Row
Locus: A.H. above House 24
Penn Museum

    one of the very large terracottas such as seem to have stood at the doors of shrines: A goddess wearing the horned mitre and holding the jar from which come streams of water; she ahs a short-sleeved garment of the kaunakes type but the flounces instead of being in tiers are in long wavy lines like water. “The Goddess of the Waters”

    Iraq

    Ur

    Archaeology Area: found a little above floor level in No. 8-10 Paternoster Row

    Locus: A.H. above House 24

    Penn Museum

     
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