A Syro-Hittite silver fertility goddess
Lot 271
A Syro-Hittite silver fertility goddess
£8,000 - 10,000
US$ 13,000 - 17,000
Auction Details
A Syro-Hittite silver fertility goddess
Lot Details
A Syro-Hittite silver fertility goddess
Circa early 2nd Millennium B.C.
Flat-cast, with stylised features, the round face with protruding round eyes and prominent nose, wearing a headdress and a separately-cast torque, with square shoulders and small breasts, the pubic region indicated with a triangle, the legs tapering to a tang below the feet, 5in (12.5cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    UK private collection formed in the 1980s.

    Literature:
    For similar flat-cast female fertility idols and male war gods, in silver and bronze, cf. O. Negbi, Canaanite Gods in Metal, Tel Aviv, 1976, no.1520 and 1525, pl.38.
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