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Head of Neith

Detail of Archer

Pagan god Astarte

Detail of Astarte



Sketch of a Male Torso 
(Archer for Astarte)



Pagan Gods Astarte and head of Neith
(North End: Vaulting, right side)
John Singer Sargent -- American painter 
Boston Public Library Murals
Jpg: artmuseums.harvard


Upper half is Head of Neith (upside down - see alternate flipped image). Lower half is Astarte.

"(. . .) in contrast, is the beautiful, soulless figure of Astarte, goddess of sensuality, veiled in blue, standing upon the crescent, and surrounded by enticing, female figures and prostrate victims."

-- John Singer Sargent, 1916
(Sargent's Own Explanation on murals

Pagan Gods Full Image

General view of North End, Sargent Hall, Boston Public Library

Sargent Hall
Floor plan

Boston Public Library 



Created 4/8/2003