Female figurine of the goddess Astarte


  • Catalogue text

    Handmodelled, flat back, rounded front; buff fabric; cream slip; prominent pinched nose, pierced pellet eyes and no mouth; flange-shaped pierced ears; prominent forelock pierced as if to take an ornament (now broken off); projecting stub-like arms on each side (one now broken); single-band applied necklace with incisions overlapped by pellet-shaped breasts; abbreviated stub arms; prominent hips; pierced pellet navel; incised cross-bands on upper body; two lines of rouletting across the pubic triangle; incised line separates legs; at base, it almost certainly originally had feet as on nos 255-6 below; incised line down centre of back from shoulder level.

    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), 254, p.171, illus. p.171

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