Fragmentary female pillar figurine, perhaps representing the goddess Asherah

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Details

  • Title

    Fragmentary female pillar figurine, perhaps representing the goddess Asherah

  • Associated place

    Jerusalem (Cave 1) (place of excavation)
  • Date

  • Material and technique

    terracotta, hand-modelled

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    8.5 cm (height)
    4 cm (width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by the British School of Archaeology Jerusalem, 1968.

  • Museum location

    Ground floor | Gallery 19 | Ancient Near East
  • Museum department

    Antiquities

  • Accession no.

    AN1968.1391

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  • Catalogue text

    Baked; handmodelled body; grey-black core, pink fabric with traces of whitewash; concave base (broken); prominent breasts; arms missing; traces of hands below breasts.

    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), 303, p.211, illus. p.211

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