This handmade clay sculpture of a sacred woman on a throne is a replica of the clay statues of mother goddesses on thrones found in the archaeological excavations of ancient Tryillian sites. These mother goddess idols were displayed in every household as a symbol of blessing, fertility, and prosperity. Thousands of these goddesses have been found in the areas of modern-day Ukraine, Romania, Moldova. The Trypillian culture was an advanced Neolithic culture that thrived from 5500 to 2750 BCE.
The upraised arms of this goddess, sometimes called an orante pose, is associated with ancient Slavic mother goddesses such as Berehynia.
These statues are handmade for us by Ukrainian master ceramicist Zhanna Rossypchuk (Жанна Россипчук) of Ceramystery. She sculpts and then fires each piece by hand, using the ancient technique of “milk firing,” where the pottery is covered with high-fat milk, then baked in the kiln.
This small sculpture is so handy, she can be placed on a windowsill, car dashboard, office desk – anywhere you’d like a little more motherly protection. Place this beautiful unique sculpture on your altar to honor your ancient ancestors, the great mother, or the old goddesses. She will bless your home with abundance. You can write your petitions and wishes on a small paper and tuck them inside her hollow base.
Each one is a unique and handmade work of art and no two are exactly alike.
Goddess measures 2″ tall x 2″ long x 1″ wide