Mother Goddess


During our tour these past days, we spent a provoking morning in Siracusa, first at the archaeological park, and then at one of Europe’s best archaeological museums, the Museo Archeologico Orsi. Pictured here is one of the museum’s star pieces, a “Mother Goddess,” dated to be from 550 BC and made of local limestone. Found in a necropolis of the ancient Greek settlement of Megara Hyblaea, near Siracusa, the powerful figure is breastfeeding twins.

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  1. The hands and feet details are amazing! 550 BC – hard to comprehend!

  2. Tom Petriano says:

    This is an amazing image.

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