SIZE:

Height - 10.5 cm

CONDITION:

Fine condition
A chip on the head and the base

PROVENANCE:

Baidun Family Collection

REFERENCE:

SI_IL_1002
Cf. Highlights from the Israel Museum. Pg72

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An Israelite "Bird-Faced" Astarte Figurine

DESCRIPTION:

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