Near Eastern bronze idol
The unusual bronze figurine is a Near Eastern idol. Possibly a god or priest. 2nd Millenium BC.
Near Eastern idol
2nd Millenium BC.
Middle to Late Bronze Age.
Highly stylized bronze figurine. Possibly a priest or a god. The figure wears a long dress, both arms are raised. The peculiar head has a large mouth, nose and eyes. It also features an attached beard and a prominent hair style.
68mm height without base, 72mm height with base.
Very good condition with nice dark patina. Professionally inserted into a modern base.
Acquired in 2019 in a traditional Munich based auction house. Consigned from a German private owner. From the inventory of Muenzhandlung Karl Kress, Munich. This piece has been in the Karl Kress auction 147, 1969 May 5th, no. 51.
Similar V. Mueller, Fruehe Plastik in Griechenland und Vorderasien (1924), plate XLIII, no. 412 and 413.
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