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Ancient Elamite clay figure of Astarte 1350 BC

Ancient Elamite clay figure of Astarte 1350 BC


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Ceramics: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1160216
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An Elamite clay figure of the goddess Astarte, depicted nude with her hands cupped beneath her breasts and with elaborate coiffure, wearing bracelets, earrings and a necklace with pendant hanging between her breasts

Dated from, Middle Elamite period, 1350 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.

Measurements: Height: 14.5 cm – Width: 5 cm – Height on stand: 16.5 cm

Condition: Lower part of the feet is re-attached as shown in the pictures otherwise intact and in very good condition

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