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Statuette of a weather god

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Statuette of a striding weather god with a knobbed helmet. Once brandishing a weapon or thunderbolt, he is one of the Syrian or Canaanite storm gods variously known as Baal, Reshef, Haddad or Teshub. Although crudely modeled, the figurine was given a sumptuous appearance with overlays of...

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By 1953: with Nicolaos Koutoulakis, Paris; 1953: purchased from Mr. Koutoulakis by Mr. and Mrs. Frederick M. Stafford, New York; 1953-1984: Mr. and Mrs. Frederick M. Stafford collection, New York; 1984: given to the MFA by Mrs. Stafford, 16 January 1984.

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Gift of Mrs. Frederick M. Stafford in memory of Mr. Frederick M. Stafford

Near Eastern, Levantine, Phoenician, Late Bronze Age, 1500–1300 B.C.


Height: 12.5 cm (4 15/16 in.)

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The Ancient World