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Iron Age Isrealite Terracotta Head Of Astarte, 600 BC

Item #1213810

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Ancient biblical Israelite Iron Age terracotta head of the fertility goddess Astarte wearing a conical helmet, dating to the Iron Age II: 1000-586 BC.

Terracotta figurines of Astarte (Ashtoret), were prominent in daily Israelite religious practice, and were worshiped probably by women. They have been excavated in Judean sites, particularly in Jerusalem, from where the finest examples come, dating mostly to the eighth and seventh centuries BCE.

Measurements: Height: 5.5 cm - Width: 4.5 cm - Height on stand: 11 cm

Condition: Very good condition as found

Beautifully mounted on a museum quality Lucite "Plexi-Glass" display stand on high quality

Found in Hebron "City of Abraham" south of Jerusalem, Israel

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