Ancient Sculpture Gallery

Dreamer of Malta Sleeping Venus Goddess lady Statue Sculpture

Made of cast stone

Dimensions: 9.5"L x 5.5"H (24 x 14 cm)

Weight: 5 lbs

Item No. 9017

National Archaeological Museum, Valetta, Malta

Period: Stone Age Pre-Historic

$65.00


Dreamer of Malta Sleeping Venus Goddess lady Statue Sculpture
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National Archaeological Museum, Valetta, Malta. 3000 B.C. The most spectacular monument in Malta is the enormous, labyrinthine underground sanctuary known as the Hypogeum which may have been the ceremonial center of the island encompassing more than 6,000 square meters in three levels. This catacomb-like structure seems to have been at once temple, tomb and healing center. The main hall leads into the oracle room where two identical small sculptures of a woman were found lying on the floor where they were probably left when the shrine was abandoned. The dreamer is lying on her side on a low couch, one enormous right forearm underneath her head, the other draped across her heavy breast. She is ample-hipped and topless. Dressed in a full length, bell-shaped skirt she clearly appears to be asleep, almost visibly dreaming. The figures were probably part of a ceremony of dream incubation. Size: 9.5"L x 5.5"H (24 x 14cm) Weight (lbs): 7 lbs

Specification

Made of cast stone. Cast stone is a type of gypsum cement whose properties are much different from plaster of paris which is what most sculpture shops use. Unlike plaster, which is soft, light and weak, cast stone is hard, heavy and strong. Cast stone feels like, and is heavy like a real stone would be, which can be experienced as soon you try to lift it.

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