American Univesity of Beirut

The Thrones of Astarte at the AUB Museum

​​​Two Phoenician limestone votive thrones (Inv.# 90.3, Inv.# 2014.1) associated with the goddess Astarte were donated to the AUB Museum.

They consist of a trapezoidal baetylus sculptured in low relief, flanked by winged sphinxes on either side of the seat. The lower front is decorated with floral motifs and volutes.​​

Stay tuned to explore more AUB Museum artifacts!​

Throne of Astarte,
Inv.# 90.3,
(55x38.5x35 cm)

Throne of Astarte,
Inv.# 2014.1,

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