The Snake Goddess of Crete

This figurine is made of faience, a technique for glazing earthenware and other ceramic vessels by using a quartz paste. This material symbolized in old Egypt the renewal of life, therefore it was used in the funeral cult and in the sanctuaries. 
The serpent is often symbolically associated with the renewal of life because it sheds its skin periodically. A similar belief existed in the ancient Mesopotamians and Semites, and appears also in Hindu mythology.


I cannot grasp your high status apron
(your pretty little pinny) in my hands to
blow my nose and wipe my eyes as
of a child of yours and wash away this
here-now


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    I cannot grasp your high status apron
    (your pretty little pinny) in my hands to
    blow my nose and wipe my eyes as
    of a child of yours and wash away this
    here-now world and find a maybe
    kinder variant. It’s like this you see —
    I don’t much care for the 21st century.

    The uproar of many peoples who roar
    roaring seas rumbling of nations
    rushing on rumble of waters roaring mighty
    uproar of many peoples who roar seas
    rumbling of nations grumbling mighty
    roar of seas of nations of up roaring.

    I need to touch your transfixed snakes.
    Stroke the sejant cat perched on your crown
    and suck your startling tits as of a babe
    wash away this here-now world to find a
    kinder crew. To sail our tabernacle divine
    with fearless balance at your fingertips.


     


    Height: 30 cm