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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 36

    A CANAANITE COPPER WARRIOR

    MIDDLE BRONZE AGE IIA, CIRCA 1900-1700 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A CANAANITE COPPER WARRIOR
    MIDDLE BRONZE AGE IIA, CIRCA 1900-1700 B.C.
    Depicted striding with the left leg advanced, wearing a short kilt overlaid in silver, its broad belt fastened at the front, his torso bare with the nipples indicated, grooves offsetting the shoulders, the arms bent and held out before him, the hands fisted around now-missing attributes, the large oval face with flat mouth and prominent nose, the large eyes deeply recessed, adorned with a tall plumed helmet, pointed at the center and flaring at the sides, tenons below the feet for insertion
    9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high


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    This figure was likely originally further overlaid in silver. For the type see pp. 16-17, fig. 19 an pl. 13 in Negbi, Canaanite Gods in Metal.

    Provenance

    British Private Collection, late 1960s.