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|Description ||The "Three Mothers" - a primitive representation of the Triple Goddess. The figures show the goddess as maiden, mother and crone. This is an ancient concept which honours the female in three phases of life. Probably dating from the Iron Age and similar to the slightly later 'genii cucullati', the three hooded gods found in many Romano-British carvings in Britain.
Copy of an original found at Bath. Carved in limestone by Peter Herring - one of a series of replicas of ancient art.|
|glad to see the triad matthew fox wrote about i think there is an older african carving, quite small, of the five stages of womanhood: a maiden- a mother with baby ( the baby is a stage)-a mature woman (menopausal?)-and a crone|
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