Glass Astarte figurine


  • Title

    Glass Astarte figurine

  • Associated place

    Tell el-Duweir (Tomb 4004) (place of excavation)
  • Date

    1500 BC - 1400 BC
  • Material and technique

    glass or faience, mould-made

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    5.5 cm (height)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Presented by Mrs E.M. Clifford, 1955.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department


  • Accession no.


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  • Catalogue text

    Mouldmade in high relief; dark blue glass; broken plinth; arms bent; hands clasping breasts; rather pronounced abdomen, possibly indicating pregnancy; the surface has deteriorated since excavation and the colour has changed; thread-hole at the shoulder for use as a pendant.

    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), 301A, p.190, illus. p.190

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