A Canaanite gold sheet decorated silver figurine, 1st Millennium BC
Lot 143
A Canaanite silver and gold figure
£40,000 - 60,000
US$ 67,000 - 100,000
withdrawn
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Canaanite silver and gold figure
Middle Bronze Age, circa 2000-1500 B.C.
The elongated slender figure depicted standing with its right arm outstretched with the fist pierced to hold a weapon, now missing, wearing a tall pointed sheet gold crown, a sheet gold kilt at the waist, with styised facial features, the nipples applied and the navel incised, tangs beneath the feet, 10¼in (26cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Poché Family Collection, late 19th to early 20th Century.


    Literature:
    For a similar figure in 'Anatolian' pose from the 'Simiriyan' Group, cf. O. Negbi, Canaanite Gods in Metal, Tel Aviv, 1976, pp. 10-13, fig. 15/55.

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  • Please note that this lot has been withdrawn.
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