Dancing figurines, perhaps snake goddess dance.
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Title:Dancing figurines, perhaps snake goddess dance

As Psalm 149 recalls, dancing, singing, and rejoicing were part of the religious practices of the ancient Israelites. This group of clay figurines from the thriving bronze age culture of Crete, are expressive with delight. Although not Israelite, they offer a contemporaneous Middle Eastern context of universal expression.

Date:c. 1500 BCE
Building:Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Scripture:Psalm 149
Lectionary links:AProp18
General Subject:Dance

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Attribution:Dancing figurines, perhaps snake goddess dance, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=54271 [retrieved July 3, 2020]. Original source: Jules Z, Flickr Creative Commons.
Record Number:54271 Last Updated: 2010-10-21 16:51:58 Record Created: 2009-03-19 13:20:59
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition