Hittite Nail Idol

Culture: Asia Minor
Period: Mid 2nd millennium B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 9.5 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 6031
Provenance: Private collection, New York, USA, acquired at Royal Athena Gallery in the 1980s.
Condition: Light brown patina, intact.
Description: This nail idol, probably representing god Teshub, has an arrow-like, stylized body tapering off towards the end. The face is strongly stylized, only an overly large nose is recognizable. The equally very big ears are pierced, in one there is still an original earring. The two set off arm stubs are raised and slightly elongated forward.