Replica Phoenician Votive Statuette, gilded bronze, c. 1800 B.C.

A REPLICA of a Phoenician votive statuette, originally made c. 1800 B.C.

Bronze with a verdigis patina and gold leaf highlights. Words around the base read: 'BYBLOS-LEBANON-OBELISK-TEMPLE-1800BC'

Approximately 7" high. The base, 2" diameter.

As new: excellent condition.

This statuette is in the idealised form of one of the guards of the Obelisk Temple, Byblos, Lebanon. Votive objects were used in conjunction with prayers to gods for favour or help.

 

SOLD

see also:

http://www.warwickleadlay.com/bronzes/replica-phoenician-votive-statuette-gilded-bronze-c-1800-bc

 

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