This female image could be directly linked to that of the goddess Astarte. It is an allusion to female fecundity and thus its attributes are marked in this fragment, such as the lips and breasts, enhanced by the arms. The Astarte-Gad divinity is of Phoenician origin, and would be assimilated by Syrian-Palestinian and Canaanite populations where the influence of this culture will be essential. This oriental divinity was protector of the home and the family, as well as of fertility and fertility. It was also a symbol of femininity and for this reason its image could serve as a talisman for women. The figure wears a hathoric headdress with a braid and a necklace accompanied by bracelets, both status symbols.
Provenance: Pierre Bergé, Paris, France, 2006./ All items that we offer for sale will be combined with an export approval issued by the ministry of the Spanish culture department and certificate of authenticity.
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- Figura de torso femenino con las manos en el regazo, 6,8 cm.
- Siglo / marco temporal
- ca. 1000 B.C
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