Hittite Nail Idol

Culture: Asia Minor/Syria
Period: Mid 2nd millennium B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 10.2 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 6030
Provenance: Private collection, New York, USA, acquired at Royal Athena Gallery in the 1980s.
Condition: Beautiful dark green patina, intact.
Description: The nail idol, probably representing god Teshub, has an arrow-like, stylized body, tapered towards the bottom. The smiling face shows many details, mouth, nose and eyes are elaborately worked out, the ears pierced. On his head the god wears a multiple hooped high conical crown. The arms are stretched forward, the hands indicated as stumps.