Height - 10.5 cm
A chip on the head and the base
Baidun Family Collection
Cf. Highlights from the Israel Museum. Pg72
An Israelite "Bird-Faced" Astarte Figurine
An Israelite ""Bird-Faced"" Astarte Figurine, The head on this figure was formed by pinching the soft clay, thus producing a this type of figurine. The pillar-shaped body bearing outsized breasts, often supported by hands.
There is no doubt that the figurines were considered to have some magical properties and were kept in the household as amulets to enhance fertility