Saturday, May 16, 2015

Canaanite goddess beseeches us to stop the suffering

Figure of Seated Goddess
Late Bronze Age: 14th.-13th century B.C.
Syria-Levant Culture: Canaanite*

The goddess's anguish, brings tears to my eyes.
She is reaching out to us over eons of time from the cradle of our civilization, beseeching us to stop the terrible suffering in the Middle East set in motion by the boot of Western colonialism.

* Image on metmuseum.org which I found at https://www.pinterest.com/pin/225954106281246678/?utm_campaign=recs_150511&utm_term=4&utm_content=225954106281246678&e_t=68273f7b08dd422486e585fff0291cc8&utm_source=31&e_t_s=pins&utm_medium=2004
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