Israelite Astarte Holding a Drum or Bread?
A Israelite figurine of Astarte holding a drum or bread?. The head on this figure was made in mould wearing a wig like headdress, the neck was then inserted into the pillar-shaped body. The pillar-shaped body is holding drum or bread. There is no doubt that the figurines were considered to have some magical properties and were kept in the household as amulets to enhance fertility.