The Shrine of Eileithyia Minoan Goddess of Childbirth and Motherhood at the Inatos Cave in Southern Crete Volume I the Egyptian-Type Artifacts: Volume (Hardcover)

The Shrine of Eileithyia Minoan Goddess of Childbirth and Motherhood at the Inatos Cave in Southern Crete Volume I the Egyptian-Type Artifacts: Volume By Athanasia Kanta (Editor), Costis Davaras (Editor), Philip P. Betancourt (Editor) Cover Image

The Shrine of Eileithyia Minoan Goddess of Childbirth and Motherhood at the Inatos Cave in Southern Crete Volume I the Egyptian-Type Artifacts: Volume (Hardcover)

By Athanasia Kanta (Editor), Costis Davaras (Editor), Philip P. Betancourt (Editor)

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This volume is a catalog of the ancient Egyptian imports and Egyptianizing artifacts found in 1962 during the excavation of a cave near Tsoutsouros (ancient Inatos), Crete, Greece. The cave was a sanctuary dedicated to the Minoan and Greek goddess Eileithyia. The Aegyptiaca of the Minoan and Mycenaean eras on Crete signify the political and economic relations between the Aegean rulers and the Egyptian royal court. Several of the objects are Egyptian scarabs, and they certainly represent official Egyptian-Cretan affairs, especially those dating from the reign of Amenophis III to the end of the Eighteenth Dynasty. Much of the cataloged objects come from the 10th to 7th centuries B.C., and they are appropriate for venerating the goddess of childbirth and motherhood. The statuettes, seals, and vessels are lavishly illustrated with plates of color photographs.
Product Details ISBN: 9781931534345
ISBN-10: 1931534349
Publisher: INSTAP Academic Press
Publication Date: December 31st, 2022
Pages: 156
Language: English
Series: Prehistory Monographs