Astarte; by Rosetti; Slide 71

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Astarte was a middle eastern goddess and is called Ashtoreth in the Bible. Asherah is sometimes listed as her mother in mythology, but they are actually the same.

Notice how Astarte is drawing attention to her breast. Asherah does that too as we’ll see in another slide.


Astarte Syriaca; by Dante Rosetti

Astarte (aka Ashtoreth)
Rosetti, 1877

Astarte Syriaca
1877 Oil on canvas 72 x 42 in Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Manchester City Art Gallery

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