A nicely detailed Near Eastern terracotta bust of Astarte, c. 1200 – 1000 BC, with beautiful bird-like features with large circular eyes, large angular nose and a low vertical headdress with long locks on either side of the face falling onto the shoulders. The figure possesses a double strand collar and is well-detailed with light deposits. H: 2 1/8 in (5.4cm). Custom base. Ex London, UK private estate; Bonham's April 2001, Lot 642.
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