12 June 2002
PROPERTY OF PROFESSOR AND MRS. SID PORT
A SYRO-PALESTINIAN BRONZE SMITING GOD
Circa 2nd Millenium B.C.
Wearing an Egyptianizing short kilt and tall conical crown, striding with his left foot forward, his bent left arm held in front, his right arm raised, both fists pierced for now-missing attributes, his eyes recessed for now-missing inlays, with tangs on the underside of the feet for insertion
4½ in. (11.4 cm) high
Zadik Gallery, Israel
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For similar figures see the "Syro-Palestinian" Group, pp. 30-33, in Negbi, Canaanite Gods in Metal.
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