National Museums—Paris

One of the first treasures excavated at the cemetery of Minet el-Beida was an ivory cosmetic box from a tomb containing Mycenaean artifacts. On the box’s cover, pictured here, a smiling goddess, sometimes called the “mistress of the animals,” offers sheaves of corn to two male goats. She wears a richly sculpted Cretan-Mycenaean skirt and Asiatic headdress.