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Goddess

Goddess

Goddess

Gilt bronze with turquoise and semi-precious stones

H: 34; W: 24.5; D: 20.5 cm

Gift of Ruth Jacobs, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum

Accession number:

B85.0368

Arts/Asian Art

With her rich jewelry and elaborate crown, inlayed with semiprecious stones, the goddess is represented as a real and beautiful woman - approachable and sure to grant the supplicant’s requests.

From the Israel Museum publications:

Beauty and Sanctity: the Israel Museum at 40. A Series of Exhibitions Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Zalmona, Yigal, 2006

Exhibitions:

The Beauty of Sanctity: Masterworks from Every Age, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 29/03/2005 - 12/11/2005