Canaanite Clay Head of Ashtara

$290.00

A Terracotta Figured Head

● Iron Age II 8th – 7th Century B.C.
● Clay bust 2.5″ inches highest.
● Ashtarah Canaanite idol.
● A certificate and a stand included.

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Canaanite Clay Bust of a Ancient goddess.

Head clay Astarte’s fertility functions. In the Hebrew Bible, the worship of Astarte is repeatedly condemned, an indication that for some ancient Israelites, the sect of Astarte held great presence. Some devotees may have found the presence of a female divine figure compelling in an otherwise male-dominated religious environment.

These Idols head is usually broken after by the Relegios Jewish worshippers at the time of the First Temple period.

Zak’s Antiquities is the website of Zak’s fine art and antiquities. Located on the Christian Quarter road in Jerusalem’s Old City. The shop began in 1964 and has remained as a family owned and operated business till this day. For the past 50 years Zak’s Antiquities has sold ancient coins, antiquities and art authentic to Israel and Jerusalem.

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