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Mysteries of the snake goddess

art, desire, and the forging of history

by Kenneth D. S. Lapatin

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  • 25 Currently reading

Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Minoans.,
  • Art, Minoan -- Forgeries.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-247) and index.

    StatementKenneth Lapatin.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDF220.3 .L37 2002
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 274 p. :
    Number of Pages274
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3953730M
    ISBN 100618144757
    LC Control Number2001051892

    Indeed, they have all been considered forgeries, the ROM goddess included. In his book The Mysteries of the Snake Goddess Kenneth Lapatin, formerly lecturer at Boston University, and now curator of antiquities at the Getty Museum, condemns the artifacts because of their lack of archaeological credentials, their suspiciously good state of. Etymology. Eleusinian Mysteries (Greek: Ἐλευσίνια Μυστήρια) was the name of the mysteries of the city Eleusis.. The name of the city Eleusis is Pre-Greek, and may be related with the name of the goddess Eileithyia. Her name Ἐλυσία (Elysia) in Laconia and Messene, probably relates her with the month Eleusinios and Eleusis, but this is debated.

    A conversation with Kenneth Lapatin, author of Mysteries of the Snake Goddess: Art, Desire, and the Forging of History Q) When did you first suspect that the Boston Snake Goddess and other such statuettes in museums in Europe and North America are not masterpieces of ancient Cretan art but modern forgeries? The writer kept babbling and because my view of the Goddess or the Great Feminine Spirit don't fit this "maid, mother, crone moon goddess" box, I felt annoyed from the start! I eyed the rest of the book and I wouldn't have got any healing or new viewpoints to ponder/5.

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Mysteries of the Snake Goddess: Art, Desire, and the Forging of History. One of the most famous pieces of ancient Greek art, a gold and ivory statuette of the Snake Goddess, has been described as the most refined and precious relic of Minoan civilization/5(12). Mysteries of the Snake Goddess: Art, Desire, and the Forging of History on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers/5(7).

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Though this book focuses on a single artifact its importance for anyone seriously interested in the Minoans extends very far because it proves through the references for its extensive and detailed research (which extends beyond the Snake Goddess) that all Minoan artifacts without full provenance must be excluded from serious analytic consideration/5.

Mysteries of the Goddess Paperback – March 1, by Judith Hower (Editor), Susan Mermaid (Editor), Robin (Editor), Snake (Editor), Margaret Wheat (Editor) & 2 more5/5(1). The real mystery of the snake goddess is not whether or not she is a forgery, which seems a foregone conclusion in light of Lapatin’s proofs, Mysteries of the snake goddess book.

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This is Kenneth Lapatin's startling conclusion in Mysteries of the Snake Goddess-a brilliant investigation into the true origins of the celebrated Bronze Age artifact, and into the fascinating world of archaeologists, adventurers, and artisans that converged in Crete at the turn of the twentieth century/5(6).

Snakes exist in the myths of most societies, often embodying magical, mysterious forces. Snake cults were especially important in eastern India and Bangladesh, where for centuries worshipers of the indigenous snake goddess Manasa resisted the competing religious influences of Indo-Europeans and Muslims/5.

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MYSTERIES OF THE SNAKE GODDESS: Art, Desire, and the Forging of History. Archeologist and art historian Lapatin (president of the Boston society of the Archaeological Institute of America) looks into the history of one of the most celebrated archeological finds of the 20th century and declares the work a modern forgery.

Mysteries of the Snake Goddess is both a real-life mystery story and a significant work of intellectual and cultural investigation, revealing how the past can be redesigned to accommodate the present. About the Author Kenneth Lapatin studied Greek art and archaeology at Berkeley and Oxford, and in Athens as a Fulbright Size: 2MB.

A book about man’s desire to possess history, now that’s a good idea. A book trying to solve a mystery that will never ultimately be known for sure or for that matter, even affect anyone, while not a bad idea, is a book I can’t recommend. Mysteries of the Snake Goddess: Art, Desire and The Forging of History by Kenneth Lapatin Da Capo Press.

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Lapatin (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products!5/5(1). "Mysteries of the Snake Goddess is, indeed a mystery. Suffice to say, as [Lapatin] does at the end, that 'she has provided a canvas on which archaeologists and curators, looters and smugglers, dealers and forgers, art patrons and museum goers, feminists and spiritualists, have painted their preconceptions, desires and preoccupations for an.

Get this from a library. Mysteries of the snake goddess: art, desire, and the forging of history. [Kenneth D S Lapatin] -- Lepatin demonstrates that the most famous piece of Minoan art, an ivory and gold Snake Goddess, is a modern forgery.

He goes on to show that much of the excepted description of ancient Minoan culture. Mysteries of the snake goddess: art, desire, and the forging of history / Kenneth Lapatin.Evans had linked the serpent goddess of Crete with the Egyptian snake goddess Wadjet (/ ˈ w ɑː d ˌ dʒ ɛ t / or / ˈ w æ d ˌ dʒ ɛ t /; Egyptian wꜣḏyt, “green one”).

This goddess was associated with the land and depicted as a snake (cobra)-headed woman or as a woman with two snake heads, and at other times, a snake with a woman. Read all about it in Kenneth Lapatin's book "Mysteries of the Snake Goddess" (DeCapo Press, ). It is based on the larger faience "Snake Handler/Goddess" (at top) from the Temple repositories excavated by Arthur Evans at : Caroline Tully.