London, South Kensington
7 October 2010
A WESTERN ASIATIC MINIATURE GOLD GODDESS PENDANT
CIRCA 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
The stylized figure with conical shaped body, arms bent at elbows cupping separately applied breasts, elongated head with incised facial features, chevron pattern indicating large pubic triangle, wearing dotted necklace, suspension loop at back of head
1 1/8 in. (3 cm.) high
Gawain McKinley collection, acquired prior to 1996.
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For similar goddess pendants and plaques from Syria and Palestine cf. K. R. Maxwell-Hyslop, Western Asiatic Jewellery, London, 1971, pp. 138-140, pls 102-106.
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