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Canaanite Copper Figure of a Deity

Auction:
2885B
Lot:
24
Sold for:
$7,380$6,000

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2885B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 19, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

Canaanite Copper Figure of a Deity, Syria-Levant, c. 2nd millennium BC, the figure with arms bent and extended, the hands with holes for holding implements or attributes, with a long beard, deep eye sockets and large nose, wearing a garment gathered at the waist and a cylindrical crown or headdress, with a tenon below the feet, ht. 5 3/4 in.

Provenance: Purchased by a Canadian Major prior to the 1960s.
Estimate $1,200-1,500

Some small scraped areas on reverse, possibly where samples were taken.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Canaan, El, Levant, Phoenician mythology, Southern Levant, Syria

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