Mesopotamian Terracotta Venus of Halaf culture representing a Mother Goddess, 6100-5400 B.C.

In ancient cultures, reproduction was essential and necessary for the continuity of the species, just as it still is today. For them, fertility cults were intrinsically related to their thoughts, actions and religious beliefs about the need to keep the needs of the gods covered in order to achieve reproductive purposes. This steatopygygian figurine stands out for its seated form, since they are normally represented erect. Probably as an amulet with an apotropic function or as a worshipping element to make offerings or cults in the home. It stands out for the protuberances arranged in the areas associated with maternity such as thighs, hips or breasts, which we also see framed in his arms that seem to want to hold an infant. Without any doubt a piece in which there are still the echoes of the maternal prayers.


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