4 June 2008
THE PROPERTY OF AMBASSADOR EDWARD ELLIOT ELSON
A SYRIAN TERRACOTTA IDOL
CIRCA LATE 3RD-EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
Hand-modelled with a long cylindrical body splayed at the base, the hands at the chest, wearing three applied patterned necklaces, with a pinched nose, pellet eyes, and applied patterned hair
6¾ in. (17.1 cm.) high
with Antiquarium, New York, 1990.
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