Image from page 187 of "Ancient pagan and modern Christian symbolism" (1874)
Publisher: New York : P. Eckler
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Figure 175. Fig. 175. At the top are the sun-symbols, as before.Beneath is the horse-shoe-like head-dress of Isis, and thereare two altars marked with the tortoise-emblem in front.Over both rises the erect serpent, and upon one lies the headof an arrow or a dart, both male symbols. The miphletzethwhich Queen Maachah placed in or near the Asherah, pro-bably resembled these Assyrian phalli, or the Asherim. 126 And now we come to the Asherah, a much more complexand difficult symbol than any other which we have named.This object has long puzzled antiquarians, and though itis continually recurring in the sculptures from Nineveh, ithas not yet been fully explained. In Fig. 176 we see it
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Fitnire 176. worshipped by human figures, with eagles heads and wings,who present to it the pine-cone, = the testis, and the basket,= the scrotum (?), intense emblems of the male creator. In
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