Sonia Halliday/The Moussaieff Collection, London

Terracotta figurine: Although the provenance of the pillar-shaped, 5-inch-high clay statuette is unknown, similar pieces depicting women supporting large breasts with their hands have been found in numerous Palestinian sites dating to the Iron Age (1200 to 586 B.C.E.) and earlier. They are especially common in Judah, where they are often found within the remains of houses. These clay figurines probably represent one of the Canaanite goddesses, Astarte or Asherah, and were likely associated with private rituals to ensure fertility or the safe outcome of pregnancy.