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Object Number:29-107-949
Current Location: Canaan and Israel Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Israel
Beth Shean
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Limestone
Iconography:Goddess
Credit Line:Expedition to Beth Shean (Beisan); Clarence Fisher, 1921-1928
Other Number:25-11-534 - Field No SF

Description

The stela represents the goddess Ashtaroth with two horns, wearing conical crown and two plumes. Cord hangs from one horn at her back. Holds in her right hand the Ankh sign, in her elft a lotus sceptre and wears a long garment. Facing her, a woman in long garment with lotus over her head offers a lotus with her left hand, her right hand hanging in front of her. Above are two vertical incised lines, perhaps for painted inscription.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Canaan and Ancient Israel (18 Oct 1998) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Rowe, Alan. 1930. The Topography and History of Beth-Shan.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg.19,21;Pl.48,No.2View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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