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Middle Bronze Age Terracotta Astarte - SP.626
Origin: Israel
Circa: 1900 BC to 1600 BC
Dimensions: 5.25" (13.3cm) high
Collection: Biblical
Medium: Terracotta

Additional Information: SOLD
Location: United States
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Older than memory, this is the great female deity, the goddess of fertility. Whatever guise she takes, her chief function is to make fecund the earth, men and beasts, to insure the continuity of life. Sometimes she fills other roles--as a goddess of wisdom, of love, or of war--but her power over the fate of mankind is enormous. This votive was offered centuries ago by some person seeking her favor and protection. We do not know if the goddess granted the wishes of the ancient life, but we feel about her still the aura of benevolence and mystery - (SP.626)


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