Mysteries of the Snake Goddess: Art, Desire, and the Forging of History

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One of the most famous pieces of ancient Greek art, a gold and ivory statuette of the Snake Goddess, is a forgery. What makes this tale fascinating is not the forgery but the motivations behind it. This astonishing book reads like a mystery, but it is a major work of intellectual investigation, shedding light on the ways in which the past is reinvented to suit the needs of the present. Photos.

Mysteries of the Snake Goddess: Art, Desire, and the Forging of History 2003, Da Capo Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780306813283

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Mysteries of the Snake Goddess: Art, Desire, and the Forging of History 2002, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780618144754

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