centuriespast: "Mujer Estatuilla Esta figura, una de las estatuillas más antiguas excavadas en Egipto, tal vez representa una sacerdotisa o una diosa del baile o la realización de luto ritual en un ritual funerario. • Medio: terracota, pintado • ...
Shrine Relief Fragment Depicting Ashtamahabhaya Tara, the Buddhist Savioress, 10th–11th century. India. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of The Kronos Collections, 1994 (1994.488) This Tara’s title, Ashtamahabhaya, refers to the eight great perils from which she offers sanctuary: lions, snakes, thieves, enslavement, yakshas, shipwreck, fire, and rampaging elephants (the last two are shown at the lower right).
Coatlicue, Mother Earth, or Mother of Gods (Teteo Inan). She is wearing a skirt of snakes. Coatlicue is the Aztec goddess who gave birth to the moon, stars, and Huitzilopochtli, the god of the sun and war. She is also known as Toci ("our grandmother") and Cihuacoatl ("the lady of the serpent"), the patron of women who die in childbirth.
Bird female figurine, holding an infant - Syrian, 1450-1200 BCE
Lakshmi is the mother goddess, and the consort of Vishnu. She is the patron of wealth (both material and spiritual), prosperity, good fortune and is the embodiment of beauty and grace. In this form, she is bestowing gold coins of prosperity and the elephants flanking her represent her royal power.