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« on: January 06, 2018, 11:06:23 am »

Hello to all, this head figure got me stumped as the head cap is not familiar to me, it is 7.5× 4.5 cm at the widest, any help narrowing this artifact would be most appreciated!!!!
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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2018, 06:58:13 pm »

Interesting.  Hat and the form of the eyes do not look Roman to me.  Looks a bit like the old stuff from Byblos but not that old.  Canaanite?Huh

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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2018, 11:49:24 pm »

Thanks Shawn, I had the same feeling of Cannanite origin so i searched on line for something similar but i had no luck!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2018, 07:54:41 pm »

I don't know statuary, but it strikes me as an African woman, with her hair worn up. or maybe something like a turban.

What is the material?  What size?
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2018, 11:36:58 pm »

Hi JBF, I mentioned that it is from black stone and 7.5X 4.5cm, and i am sure that it is from middle eastern culture!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2018, 04:01:05 pm »

Found some interesting possibilities.

Google (image) search:

seated god from tel el-mishrife syria

god shamash syria brooklyn museum

seated god hazor canaanite
(this one is bronze)

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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2018, 12:38:46 am »

Thanks Shawn, while each one of these examples has his own individual artistic characteristics, they seems to be very good options to compare with, i will check more examples from these civilizations!!!
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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2018, 04:36:59 pm »

It looks Neo-Hittite to me.
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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2018, 11:30:37 am »

Thanks David for the input, i checked Neo-Hittite examples on line and i think you have reason in this, the resemblance is quite big with this culture!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2018, 04:55:56 am »

Indeed--it looks very Syro-Hittite.
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« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2018, 09:49:59 am »

What kind of black stone?  To me it looks like graphite, and if so it is suspect.
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« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2018, 09:51:28 am »

Hi Nick, i really do not know what stone!!!
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« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2018, 09:55:49 am »

It is very heavy and heavier than graphite maybe basalt!!!
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« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2018, 05:02:25 am »

It’s looks mitanni to me

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« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2018, 06:10:24 pm »

Thanks Yuris, an interesting theory!!!! There are some artistic similarities!!!
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