Syro-Hittite Idol with Bird Head

Culture: Asia Minor/Syria
Period: Mid 2nd millennium B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 11.4 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 6036
Provenance: Betty & Lester Guttman Collection, Chicago, USA.
Condition: Intact
Description: A rather uncommon, seated depiction of a Syro-Hittite idol with bird head. The figure sits on its forelegs and broad tail. The eyes are typically pierced, on its head a conical hat, similar to what god Baal wears. Around its long neck a necklace.