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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 73

    A CANAANITE BRONZE WARRIOR GOD

    CIRCA EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A CANAANITE BRONZE WARRIOR GOD
    CIRCA EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
    In the form of a nude male, standing with his feet together upon a cylindrical tenon, the disk-shaped head with a large projecting nose, circular eyes with a central depression, and a slit mouth, wearing a torque, the nipples, baldric and genitals in relief, his outstretched right arm braceleted and holding an attribute, the left arm supporting a curved sword
    5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) tall


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    For similar examples from the "Syrian" group of flat-cast warrior gods, see nos. 23 and 27 in Negbi, Canaanite Gods in Metal.

    Provenance

    German Private Collection, 1980.