Fertility Goddess - Ugarit

Cosmetic Box Depicting the Fertility Goddess

This ivory cosmetic box cover from Ugarit depicts the fertility goddess.

Louvre Excerpt

Fertility Goddess
1200-1150 BC
Cosmetic Box Cover, elephant ivory
H 0.137 m
AO 11601


"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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The Art of Ancient Egypt, Revised by Robins, 272 Pages, Pub. 2008