Syro-Hittite Idol of a Female Deity

Culture: Levant
Period: 1st half of 2nd millennium B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 14 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 6230
Provenance: From the estate of Josef Strasser, Lannach, Styria, Austria. Acquired between 1960 and 1980.
Condition: A chip at the feet.
Description: Statuette modelled by hand of a female deity (Astarte) with hands placed on her stomach and a bird headed face. The eyes are circularly framed. Behind the face a trapezoid hair design with two perforations. The ears also pierced on the sides, possibly once to carry earrings. The circular breasts also pierced, the navel deeply notched. The hips widely protruding with stripes decoration, possibly indicating the private parts. The legs closed with notched separation lines.