Earth Mother as sleeper of Hal Saflieni

The sleeper of Hal Saflieni from the Temple Period, 4000 - 2500 BC. US Public Domain via Wikimedia
The sleeper of Hal Saflieni from the Temple Period, 4000 – 2500 BC. US Public Domain via Wikimedia

The  reclining lady is made of clay. She was found in the Hypogeum in Hal Saflieni in Malta. This figure dates back to the Temple Period, 4000 – 2500 BC. Carl Jung speaks of this as an archetypal figure, an ‘Earth Mother.’ (Carl Jung, CW 9i, para. 312)

Reference:

  1. The Archetypes and The Collective Unconscious (Collected Works of C.G. Jung Vol.9 Part 1)