M0008442: Babylonian prototype of the goddess Astarte holding a baby

November 1941
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Wellcome Trust Corporate Archive
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work

Also known as

Previous title, replaced September 2020: Babylonian prototype of the Madonna and child, Astarte.


Reproduction of a photograph of a stone carving of the goddess Astarte holding a baby. It was possibly a votive offering from woman recovered from childbirth. The reproduction is from an unknown publication. The original statue is held by the British Museum.


November 1941

Physical description

1 photograph glass plate negative; 12 x 16.5 cm


Catalogue data comes from a combination of entries in the original glass plate registers, metadata created when the glass plates were digitised in the early 2000s and enhancements made by the cataloguer in 2020.

Terms of use

Please consult the digitised version as this item is fragile. Email library@wellcomecollection.org to request access to the physical item.


Where to find it

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