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Iron Age Silver Alloy Sculpture of a Stylized Human - Z.0190
Origin: Beit Mirsim, Israel
Circa: 1200 BC to 700 BC
Dimensions: 3.375" (8.6cm) high x 1" (2.5cm) wide
Catalogue: V1
Collection: Biblical
Medium: Silver Alloy

Additional Information: sold

Location: United States
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The head of this unusual figure--almost certainly a fertility goddess like Astarte--seems to emerge from the heart of a flower. We are aware of the primitive power of the piece, of its mystery, of the fact that it was created in a world that was somehow much newer than our own and where there were far fewer answers to everyday questions. Something within us stirs, something we thought we had almost forgot, but not quite... - (Z.0190)


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