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Canaanite Bronze Votive Figure of a Warrior or Deity

He stands frontally, dressed in a short tunic, his heavy plaited hair secured with a headband. His right arm bent at the elbow, he once held an adze or a spear before him. His eyes would have been inlaid.

Mid-2ND Millennium BC

Left arm lost. No repair or restoration. 12.7 x 2.8 x 3.4 cm (5 x 1 1/8 x 1 3/8"); 13.7 cm (5 3/8") including tang.


Ex: Middle Eastern private collection, acquired on the European market, 1970s. Thence, Connecticut private collection, Mrs. R.B, 1994.

Published: Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVIII. (London, 2019) p.5

Comparandum: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin, no. VA 03312.

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