Seller: sf-fineart (2,881) 100%, Location: Los Angeles, California, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, Item: 250427235198 ANCIENT SYRO-HITTITE TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF THE GODDESS ASTARTE Click to View Image Album This is a magnificent original museum quality ancient SYRO-HITTITE TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF THE GODDESS ASTARTE, circa 2000-1700 B.C. This rare terracotta figure is of highly stylized flattened form wearing a notched girdle and applied necklace, her bird-like face with applied eyes and forehead ornament, and pierced tripartite coiffure. It measures 5 ¾” high, 1 ½” wide and is in excellent original ancient intact condition with traces of pigment and encrustations. PROVENANCE: This item comes directly from the estate of a Beverly Hills antiquities collector and was legally imported into the United States over 50 years ago. Authenticity is GUARANTEED. A similar 5 ½” Syro-Hittite terracotta goddess figure sold at auction recently for $18,000. (Sotheby’s, New York, 12/09/2004). Gallery retail prices are always much higher. Please scroll down on the item description to view additional photographs. Shipping is $25.00 within the US, please email for international shipping rates. Payment is due within 4 days. Please view my other auctions and eBay store for additional museum quality fine art and collectibles. Shipping & Handling USPS Priority Mail® Click to View Image Album FREE scheduling, supersized images and templates. Get Vendio Sales Manager. FREE scheduling, supersized images and templates. Get Vendio Sales Manager. Over 100,000,000 served. Get FREE counters from Vendio today!