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Plaque depicting a wine goddess

Plaque depicting a wine goddess

Plaque depicting a wine goddess

Electrum

H: 7.2; W: 6.6 cm

Gift of S. Lamon, New York, through the America-Israel Cultural Foundation

Accession number:

70.086.0170

Archaeology/Western Asiatic Antiquities

This winged figure’s nudity and the clusters of grapes she is holding indicate that she is a fertility goddess. The stars decorating the plaque’s background hint that she is also an astral goddess.

From the Israel Museum publications:

The Israel Museum, Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2005

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by:
The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir