Mesopotamian clay figure of Astarte, 1800 BC
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All Items: Antiques:Regional Art:Ancient World:Near Eastern:Ceramics: Pre AD 1000: item # 1240377
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CLAY FIGURE OF A STANDING ASTARTE “FERTILITY GODDESS”
Mesopotamia, Old Babylonian; 1800 BC
Ishtar (Akkadian), Astarte (Phoenician), or Inanna (Sumerian) 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.
Condition: Lower part is missing in antiquity otherwise intact with sharp details
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