Seller: sf-fineart (2,897) 100%, Location: Los Angeles, California, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, Item: 250427235198 Details: ANCIENT SYRO-HITTITE TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF THE GODDESS ASTARTE 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® 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!