Cast Bronse Etruscan from Tarquinia e. 3rd C. BCE. An inscription after casting suggests an ex-votos. A number of scholars believe that the bronze figure represents the mythic Tages. Tages was the infant seer, the newborn with the face of an old man, who suddenly sprang from the earth before the eyes of Tarquin, the founder of Tarquinia, and revealed to him and to other Etruscan leaders the secrets of Etruscan religious discipline and, in particular, the art of divination.
The Divine Mother seems to have been humanity's earliest spiritual experience. The terracotta figurines of the Mother Goddess, recovered in excavations are not only the earliest manifestations of the Divine Power ever known in any medium, but are also suggestive of a well-evolved Mother Goddess worship cult. Juno-Sospita (Altes Museum, Berlin) | Etruscan