The sculpture was found on August 4th, 1897 in the area of Elche, in what is today Alicante’s province, in Spain. Less than a month from when it was found, it was sold and send to Louvre’s Museum where it was on display, until 1947 when it went back to Spain and its been displayed to present day at the Museo del Prado in Madrid.
There is controversy over the symbolic aspect of the sculpture, its origin or purpose, but the professional analysis never considered other aspects besides its origin or purpose. The sculpture has no similarity to any of the known goddesses or mythological figures of antiquity.
So why are we mentioning the Lady of Elche in an astrology’s blog? We do it because it contains very interesting aspects, which can be explained with astrological data, but in addition, another item outside Spain has been found, that not only has a similar design, but also contains cuneiform inscriptions. Although its origin has not yet been determined, the fact of having these inscriptions speaks of the Lady of Elche being much older than previously thought. Not only from ancient times, but it could be from Assyrian origin, but for sure, not from Spain.
The other object found, that is made of some kind of metal alloy, was found in the state of Utah in the United States.
From the astrological point of view, the circle on each side of the head is divided into 12 sections, which could represent the 12 signs in astrology. However, this is not the only aspect; each of the 12 sections contains three marks, something like a sphere, which can be related to the three decans for each sign.
The shape of the lotus flower at the top of the head of the artifact found in Utah, had the meaning of the sun for the Egyptians, who were as advanced as the Assyrians in astrology. The sun represented the rebirth by its movement, from when it rises every morning and sets every evening, until it is reborn the next morning. We are talking about cycles. Cycles in our life, in the solar system and in the universe, which is the basic principle of astrology.
The artifact found in Utah is much older than the one found in Spain, so based on this we can speculate that the clay figure found in Spain is an artistic adaptation of the original, but with knowledge of what it was.
The translation of the writings in the artifact found in Utah could provide additional information to confirm its origin and definition.