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Sculpture of a Deity Carrying a Club - FZ.122
Origin: Northern Syria
Circa: 2100 BC to 1600 BC

Catalogue: V1
Collection: Biblical
Medium: Bronze

Location: United States
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This marvelous miniature statue perhaps depicts a Bronze Age hero god like the later Greek Herakles, a warrior deity, or a king of gods like Ba'al holding a scepter of office. In spite of his fearsome weapon, there is something touchingly human about the otherwise nude figure. It is as if the ancient culture that created this piece understood that in the face of the unknown, even the gods were vulnerable. A remarkable example of early votive art. - (FZ.122)


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