Neobabilónico Terracota Figura de fertilidad Astarte

Descripción
Neobabilónico Terracota Figura de fertilidad Astarte
Neo-Babylonian Period, circa 1000-500 BC

A good quality terracotta figure of the female deity Astarte. She appears with arms clasped in front, wearing a headdress and facing forwards. The item is mounted on a custom made stand.

Astarte is often associated with the goddess Ishtar (Akkadian) or Inanna (Sumerian). She was the most important female deity in Mesopotamia through the second millennium BC. She was identified with the planet Venus, and the sunrise. She was the goddess of both sexual love and warfare. The Greeks identified her with Aphrodite as her worship spread through Cyprus. This type of figurine is the most common type of Babylonian votive.

This is a first class example of this classic type

Measurements: Circa 12.2cm height

Provenance: Ex SM London collection, acquired 1970-99.

Detalles del lote
Cultura
Neobabilónico
Material
Terracota
Objeto
Figura de fertilidad Astarte
Siglo / marco temporal
Neo-Babylonian Period, circa 1000-500 BC
Estado
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