Goddess on the Throne

Living in Kosovo, I see renditions of a terra cotta figure everywhere.

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Traffic light on Bill Klinton Blvd.
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Pristina postcard

Turns out, this figure is called Goddess on the Throne, and it dates back to 4,000 B.C. It was stolen and only recently returned.

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Photo Credit: CTV News

Goddess on the Throne is now on display at The Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik). Unfortunately, taking photos is not allowed. 😦 I was surprised to find that she is small … only about 6 inches high!

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