North Syria, Hittite / Priest-King or God (?) / c. 1600 BCNorth Syria, Hittite
Priest-King or God (?)
c. 1600 BC

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Syrian
Creator Name-CRT: North Syria, Hittite
Title: Priest-King or God (?)
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: -160
Creation End Date: -159
Creation Date: c. 1600 BC
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: basalt with bone eyes (left, ancient; right, restored)
Dimensions: Overall: 87.6cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1971.45
Credit Line: Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund
Style or Period: North Syria
Context: Hittite sculpture in the round is extremely rare. It is uncertain whether this is the cult figure of a god or a royal worshipper-figure like the nearby standing figure of Gudea, but it is probably the latter. Related images appear on the large Hittite vase in the adjacent case.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1971.45
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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