Syro-Hittite Bird Faced Pottery Fertility Goddess, Astarte
Syro-Hittite Pottery Fertility Goddess, Bird Faced Goddess. Astarte the Israelite Goddess of Fertility, Cream colored clay goddess with large ears, pointed nose and expressive eyes, conical breasts and primitive drapery. Hands missing and small chip on frontal base. Ancient Asia Minor (Syria/Turkey), 2nd Millennium B.C.E. On custom base, 4 3/4" high (without base). The states that are called Neo-Hittite, or more recently Syro-Hittite were Luwian-, Aramaic- and Phoenician-speaking political entities of the Iron Age in northern Syria and southern Anatolia that arose following the collapse of the Hittite Empire around 1180 BC and which lasted until roughly 700 BC. The term "Neo-Hittite" is sometimes reserved specifically for the Luwian-speaking principalities like Milid and Carchemish, although in a wider sense the broader cultural term "Syro-Hittite" is now applied to all the entities that arose in south-central Anatolia following the Hittite collapse—such as Tabal and Quwê—as well as those of northern and coastal Syria.
WIDTH: 2 in | HEIGHT: 5 in | DEPTH: 1 in
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CONDITION: Some wear due to age & use. See description.