Statuette of Astarte or Aphrodite

Description
Astarte was a goddess popular throughout the Bronze Age in the eastern Mediterranean and later adopted by the Greeks as ‘Aphrodite’. This statue fragment is carved from fine limestone from Cyprus.
It belonged to Lieutenant Colonel Montague who collected over 800 classical archaeological objects, which he bequeathed to the museum on his death.
Accession Loan No.
5/1946/571
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
statuette of Astarte or Aphrodite
Simple Name
figurine
Full Name
head of Astarte or Aphrodite
Dimensions
whole length 90 mm; whole W 70 mm; whole depth 65 mm
Cultural Group
Phoenician? Greek?
Period Classification
Archaic - 1100-500 BC
Family Group

Material
stone; limestone
Collector / Excavator
Montague, LAD, Lieutenant Colonel
Collection Country
Cyprus
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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