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Furniture plaque Woman at a window.
9th-8th c BCE Phoenician Phoenician (Syrian) Sculpture

SYRO-PHOENICIAN Anonymous (active )
c. 899 BCE-700 BCE
9th-8th c BCE
19.85 cm
Ivory
Phoenician (Syrian)
Relief
Calah (Nimrud). Iraq.
London. British Museum.
pun01067
Excavated at the northwest Palace of Ashurnasirpal II at Nimrud. It is possible that the woman depicted is a sacred prostitute connected with Astarte (or Ishtar) the goddess of fertility.

Caption: SYRO-PHOENICIAN |Furniture plaque Woman at a window. | c. 899 BCE-700 BCE | Levantine | Phoenician

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