The "Snake Goddesses". Faience figurines of the so-called "Snake-Goddess", from the Palace of Knossos. Typical features of these religious figurines are the upraised or stretched arms wielding the crawling snakes, the thin-waisted bodice which left the breasts bare, and the characteristic, flounced skirt with the apron. They are outstanding specimens of Minoan miniature sculpture, dated to the MM III-LM IA period (17th-16th centuries B.C.). Inv.no. 63 and 65.