Figurine of nude goddess Astarte

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    Handmodelled; baked; plaque-like; over-fired clay with a dark core and greenish-buffslip; head broken off, also broken across the waist; arms crudely modelled with hands, fingers incised, brought round and placed on the chest; long hair braid on either side of the face applied in clay with stippled decoration; broad necklace across the upper body, again in applied clay with stippled decoration.

    In: Moorey, P. R. S., Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005)

Further reading

Moorey, P. R. S., Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005), 228, p.159, illus. p.159

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