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TURKEY: GODDESS FIGURE.
Terracotta seated figure of a mother goddess giving birth, flanked by leopards, from the Neolithic ruins at Catal Huyuk in southern Turkey, 7th millennium B.C.
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ISRAEL: GODDESS FIGURE.
Israelite pillar figurine from a tomb in Bethlehem, possibly meant to represent Astarte, the Canaanite fertility goddess.
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0167661
INDIA: GODDESS FIGURE.
Terracotta mother goddess idol from northern India, 3rd century B.C.
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IRAN: GODDESS FIGURES.
Terracotta fertility goddess idols, one with a bird's head (right). Elamite, from Susa, Iran, 3rd millennium B.C.
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CUSTOM.
Africa Masks Dancing mask for the ceremony of circumcision and for the fertility spells of the Kokwe people / Congo - undated.
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FINE ART.
Ancient Egypt Wooden statue of the god Osiris (god of fertility and of the dead) - grave good - 715-331 B.C. -.
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VENUS OF LESPUGUE.
Paleolithic Venus figure from Lespugue, France. Mammoth ivory, c25,000 B.C. Photographed in 1935.
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IRAN: GODDESS FIGURE.
Terracotta fertility goddess figure from Tureng Tepe, northeastern Iran, 3rd millennium B.C.
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0167657
MOLDOVA: GODDESS FIGURE.
Clay fetility goddess figure of the Cucuteni culture, Moldova, 3rd millennium B.C.
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TURKMENISTAN: GODDESS FIGURE.
Seated fertility goddess figure. Painted clay, southern Turkmenistan, late 4th millennium B.C.
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FEMME JUIVE OF DJERBA.
Jewish woman in Djerba, Tunisia (on the wall are written the symbols of fertility) 80's. Full credit: AGIP - Rue des Archives / Granger, NYC -- All rights
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IRAN: GODDESS FIGURES.
Terracotta fertility goddess idols, Elamite, from Susa, Iran, 3rd millennium B.C.
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DIONNE QUINTUPLETS, 1934.
Oliva Dionne with his quintuplet daughters shortly after their birth on 28 May 1934 at Callendar, Ontario, Canada.
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DIANA OF EPHESUS.
The Allmother and goddess of fertility.
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EGYPT: HATSHEPSUT TEMPLE.
Statue of Hathor, the cow-headed god of fertility, at the 18th Dynasty Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir-el-Bahri, Thebes, Egypt. Photograph, c1907.
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EGYPTIAN SYMBOL: HATHOR.
Hathor, the ancient Egyptian goddess of the sky and of women, fertility and love. Line drawing.
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SHINTO DEITY: INARI.
Inari, the rice bearer, the Japanese Shinto deity of agriculture and fertility. Line drawing.
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VENUS OF WILLENDORF.
Late Paleolithic stone statuette, found in Austria, dating from about 24,000-22,000 B.C.
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PATENT MEDICINE PAMPHLET.
Page from a 19th century American pamphlet advertising the German Electric Suspensory Belt as a cure for 'nervous debility' and 'loss of vigor,' discreet terms for impotence.
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SYRIA: VOTIVE FIGURE.
Nude female votive figure, terracotta, from Syria, early 2nd millennium B.C.
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WORLD WAR I: DESOLATION.
The terrible desolation of once-fertile hills and valleys in France. Stereograph, c1918.
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0038839
DIONYSUS/BACCHUS.
The birth of Dionysus, god of wine and fertility, from the thigh of Zeus who is attended by Hermes, messenger of the gods. Attic red-figured lekythos, 450 B.C.
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SUMER: CYLINDER SEAL.
A hunting scene from the seal of Ibil-Ishtar. Impression from a Sumerian cylinder seal of about 2250 B.C.
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ART & ARCHITECTURE.
Group of rabbits, a symbol of fertility, detail from Triumph of Venus, scene from Month of April, ca 1470, by Francesco del Cossa (ca 1435-1477), fresco, east wall, Hall of the Months, Palazzo Schifanoia (Palace of Joy), Ferrara, Emilia -Romagna. Italy, 15th century. Full credit: De Agostini / A. De Gregorio / Granger, NYC -- All rights
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ARCHAEOLOGY.
Black marble of Serapis, god of Egyptian origin, whose head is surmounted on a decreased symbolising fertility. Roman Civilisation. Full credit: De Agostini / G. Dagli Orti / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved.
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MERCURY AND PUDICITIA.
Mercury (Greek name Hermes), giver of fertility, offering his purse to Pudicitia, personification of chastity, who refuses it. Copper engraving, French, 18th century.
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DIONYSUS/BACCHUS.
Ionian mosaic from Antioch, Turkey.
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MENNONITES: HEX SIGN.
Tree of Life, symbol of fertility, from an American Mennonite hex sign.
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CHINESE MYTHOLOGY: CHI LIN.
The Chi Lin, or dragon horse. Mythical Chinese creature and symbol of longevity, fertility, and prosperity. Line engraving.
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ROME, ITALY.
People walk by Fontana di Trevi, the most magnificent of fountains. Emil P. Albrecht.
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MARS, DIANA AND VENUS.
Roman dieties. Mars, god of war; Diana, goddess of the hunt; and Venus, goddess of love and fertility. Line drawing.
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0019307
ISHTAR.
Terracotta mold and plaque of the goddess Ishtar. Old Babylonian period, early 2nd millennium B.C. RESTRICTED OUTSIDE US.
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PRIAPUS.
Woodcut from Vincenzo Cartari's 'Imagini de i Dei degli Antichi,' Venice, 1571.
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INFERTILITY CLINIC, 1956.
Dr. Marvin Hans performing a tubal insufflation test (Rubin test) on a patient at the Long Island Jewish Hospital Infertility Clinic in New Hyde Park, New York. Photograph, by Al Ravenna, 1956.
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JAPAN: SHINTO RITUAL.
Fertility offerings of boiled rice to Shinto gods during the spring; priests and assistants kneel before the altar. Japanese scroll painting, late-16th century.
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0019308
ISHTAR, c2400 B.C.
Clay figure of the goddess Ishtar on a throne from Ur. Babylonian, early Dynastic Period, c2400 B.C. RESTRICTED OUTSIDE US.
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SARDINIA: GODDESS FIGURE.
Bonded stone mother goddess figure, c3000 B.C., from Senorbi, Sardinia.
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0030558
PATENT MEDICINE.
American advertisement, 19th century, for Dr. Hollick's 'Aphrodisiac Remedy.'
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MYTHOLOGY: FRO (FREYR).
Nordic-Germanic goddess of fertility, of the sun and rain. Line engraving, 19th century.
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VENUS FIGURINE.
Venus of Lespugue. Ivory, c25,000 B.C., from Lespugue, France. Height: 15 cm.
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