Ancient Fertility Goddess Figurines

Representations of fertility differed between cultures. Made from various materials, such as stone, wood, yarn, and metal, figurines and statuettes were used to boost fertility and encourage healthy childbirth. In ancient Egyptian culture, infant mortality was high; children were treated as security for older age and times of illness which made them both precious and valued. The fertility goddess statues were have in our collection would have been held very dear to someone in ancient history. Legend says that if placed at the entrance to the bedroom, or if the statues are rubbed or touched by either the woman or her spouse, pregnancy could follow.