An Indian representation of Mahadevi, the Hindu Great Goddess, c.1725; she holds an array of weapons; her third eye and crescent moon in her hair link her symbolically with Shiva; she stands on a lotus flower, a symbol of purity and sanctity. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
A Roman bronze figure of Athena Circa 2nd Century A.D. The goddess standing with the weight on her left leg, draped in a long chiton with himation over the top, the aegis with gorgoneion at her chest, wearing a high crested Corinthian helmet pushed back on her head, her left arm in front to hold her shield, now missing, her right arm held up to hold her spear, now missing, 4½in (11.7cm) high, mounted
Stature representing the Goddess Nimba, symbol of Fertility. Worn over head and shoulders. Dancer wears a raffia costume and peers through two holes between breasts. Guinea. West Africa.