A Canaanite silver and gold figure
Lot 78
A Canaanite silver and gold figure
Sold for £47,500 (US$ 76,567) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Canaanite silver and gold figure
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, formed in the late 19th to early 20th Century, thence by descent.

    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. For bronze and gold figures of a simialr type, cf. J. Aruz (ed.), Beyond Babylon. Art, Trade and Diplomacy in the Second Millennium B.C., Exhbition Catalogue, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2008, pp. 23-4.
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