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
Simple Name
figurine
Full Name
head of Astarte or Aphrodite
Collector / Excavator
Montague, LAD, Lieutenant Colonel
Collection Country
Cyprus
Common Name
statuette of Astarte or Aphrodite
Material
stone; limestone
Period Classification
Archaic - 1100-500 BC
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Collection Contintent
Europe
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Cultural Group
Phoenician? Greek?
Family Group

Dimensions
whole length 90 mm; whole W 70 mm; whole depth 65 mm
Created At
2016-10-13 15:45:44
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:42:53

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