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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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Provenance

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.

Credit Line

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

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1984.994

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture