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Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Syrian
Creator Name-CRT: Syrian or Levant
Title: Royal or divine figure with high conical headdress
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: -179
Creation End Date: -170
Creation Date: 18th century B.C.
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: bronze
Dimensions: H. 7 in. (17.9 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1985.262.2
Credit Line: Gift of Sheldon and Barbara Breitbart, 1985
The close relationship between the divine patriarch El and his earthly counterpart, the Syrian king, may be expressed in this male figure wearing a wrapped mantle with thickly rolled borders and a version of the Egyptian white crown. As the eternal king, he may wear the Mesopotamian horns of divinity or the Egyptian white crown. As a mortal ruler, this figure may appear in the presence of such deities as the weather god and the Syrian goddess with the square miter. Examples appear on the cylinder seals rolled on tablets at the city of Alalakh, an important center in northwestern Syria.
AMICA ID: MMA_.1985.262.2
AMICA Library Year: 2000
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Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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