Ashdoda, pottery figurine. Replica. Israelite Period I, 12th century B.C.E
Size: 4.3" X 7" / 11 X 18 cm
Weight: 400 gr (hand made, weight will vary)
This figurine is a schematic melding of a woman and the chair upon which she sits. Small, cult statuettes of this type were clearly inspired by Mycenaean art from Greece, where the figure of a seated woman represented the "Mother Goddess".
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem