Syro-Hittite Astarte Clay Mother Goddess Idol with Child Circa 2000-1500 BC

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Seller: artifacts-and-collectibles ✉️ (1,084) 100%, Location: Holiday, Florida, US, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 265493748933 Syro-Hittite Astarte Clay Mother Goddess Idol with Child Circa 2000-1500 BC. Syro-Hittite ‘Astarte’ Clay Mother Goddess Idol w/ Child; Rare; 2000-1500 BC; Mounted Region: ancient Anatolia Culture: Syro-Hittite Description: Clay Mother Goddess Idol w/ Child; both figures have a “bird-like head” with pinched noses. The mother has a head piece perhaps a tiara. Use: Votive fertility figure of Goddess ‘Astarte’ Dimension: 4.5" (119 mm) tall Material: Terracotta Estimated Age: 2000-1500 B.C. Condition: Damage to lower extremities, see images. Remarks: Mounted. Produced by the Hittite civilization in ancient Anatolia, which encompassed modern-day Turkey and stretched into Syria, this figure was made during the second millennium BCE as a fertility votive . A very fine, ancient, "Astarte" mother goddess figure with child, idol figures such as this were made as votive statues by many ancient Near Eastern cultures who believed the figures possessed fertility protective powers. This mother Goddess has damage to the lower extremities. The figure has the original field collection number written in ink on the mother’s back (LS 434) The figure is mounted on a Lucite base.eBay will calculate and add the applicable sales tax at checkout. The buyer will pay both the cost of the item, postage (if any indicated) along with the sales tax.Sellers are not able to opt out of selling items into the states who collect sales tax or opt out of eBay automatically collecting sales tax. Based on applicable tax laws, eBay will calculate, collect, and remitsales tax on behalf of sellers for items shipped to customers. Condition: Damage to the lower extremities. The figure has the original field collection number written in ink on the mother’s back (LS 434) The figure is mounted on a Lucite base., Material: Clay, Color: Tan

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