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Cosmetic Box Depicting the Fertility Goddess
This ivory cosmetic box cover from Ugarit depicts the fertility goddess.
Cosmetic Box Cover, elephant ivory
H 0.137 m
"This sumptuous cosmetic box, designed for a high-ranking woman, is decorated in a mixed style, The Aegean, or Cretan style of the Ibex woman's dress is combined with an antithetical oriental style of composition and symbolic imagery : a goddess or priestess dominating wild animals. Precious ivory objects like this were common enough property among the rich merchants of Ugarit." - Louvre
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Bibliography on Ancient Art
The Art of Ancient Egypt, Revised by Robins, 272 Pages, Pub. 2008