Bronze Amulet of a Levantine Goddess

Culture: Levant
Period: 1200-1000 B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 4.7 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 6418
Provenance: From a Munich collection of bronze idols. Acquired in the 1990s to the early 2000s.
Condition: Intact
Description: Solid bronze amulet of a goddess, possibly Astarte or Asherah. The goddess stands straight with closed legs, she has her hands crossed under her breasts. The pelvis is broad, the pubic traingle is worked out. The head in the form of a bird, which is typical for this region, with a long, prominent nose and far pulled back, large eyes. On the back a horizontal eyelet for suspension. Mounted.