Hittite Stone Figure of a Ram

Culture: Hittite
Period: Around 1300 B.C.
Material: Black steatite
Dimensions: 6.5 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 6232
Provenance: Collection Robert Feuer, New York, acquired in the 1970s to 1980s. Prior with Zaddock in Jerusalem.
Condition: Intact
Description: A small black steatite statuette of a ram. The animal with a broad buttock, enclosed tail and sturdy, straight legs, the joints accentuated. The head on a massive neck with thick enclosed horns. The eyes pierced. The fur is depicted by indentation on the entire body. The ram stands on a plinth with a tenon sticking out, which is pierced at the bottom for suspension. Another perforation under the right leg. Possibly a handle or the top of a ceremonial staff. Mounted.