Astarte is a Goddess of grain from the land of milk and honey. This depiction of her shows her gracefully swirling in her patterned skirt, the goddess waves sheaves of grain while dancing ecstatically.
Sometimes called the Queen of Heaven, Astarte was another name for Asherah, the consort of Baal, and one of the most deeply venerated fertility goddesses of ancient Babylon.
[Ras Shamra, 1900 BCE]
9 1/2″ gypsumstone statue, sandstone color finish.