13 October 2008
A SYRO-EGYPTIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A SEATED DEITY
CIRCA 12TH-10TH CENTURY B.C.
Wearing an ankle-length robe and an Egyptian style atef-crown of Osiris, seated with his left hand clenched and right palm extended facing downwards in a gesture of benediction, mounted
3½ in. (9 cm.) high
Formerly in a French private collection.
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Cf. O. Negbi, Canaanite Gods in Metal: an Archaeological Study of Ancient Syro-Palestinian Figurines, Tel Aviv, 1976, pp. 46-49, nos. 1437-1450 for similar.
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