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Creating history by re-creating the Minoan Snake Goddess

  title={Creating history by re-creating the Minoan Snake Goddess},
  author={Diane Boze},
  journal={The Journal of Art Historiography},
  • Diane Boze
  • Published 2016
  • History
  • The Journal of Art Historiography
Open most mainstream, popular cultural publications or current art history or humanities textbooks to the pre-Greek Aegean period, and an image of a faience statuette labelled Snake Goddess [Figure 1] dominates the pages. Look at advertisements for touring Crete, and the Snake Goddess (whether photos of the excavated statuette or personifications and imaginary drawings inspired by it) abound. A recent scholarly book exploring the intersections of archaeology, tourism, and historical narrative… Expand
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