Canaanite Votive Figure

Culture: Levant
Period: End 2nd beginning 1st millennium B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 9.2 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 6010
Provenance: English private collection, ex-Pierre Bergé auction from 26th November 2013.
Condition: Green patina, intact.
Description: Ithyphallic depiction of god Resheph with raised arms. In his right swinging a baton/club. The object, which he held in his left (probably a shield), is lost. The big ears are pierced and once wore earrings. Green patina. Figures like this one were presented as offerings in the temples. But they were also used in households to protect against evil spirits.