Syro-Hittite Seated Figure with a Zoomorphic Head

Culture: Levant
Period: Mid 2nd millennium B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 6.2 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 6416
Provenance: French private collection Marcel Giullemant (1926-2017). Acquired in the1970s.
Condition: One arm missing, the head is reattached.
Description: Terracotta statuette of a stylized, seated figure with an animal head. The anthropomorph body with hands placed on the belly and one long leg with indicated toes. The head with a long snout, protruding far forward, and deeply pierced nostrils. The eyes round and also deeply pierced. The ears are circular and raised. The figure sits on a triangular stool. See for the type the seated statuettes from Tell Qannas, today in the Archaeological Museum in Aleppo. Mounted on an old marble base.