- Culture and style that developed in the area of coastal Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine from about 3000 to 1200 BCE. The style is characterized by an eclecticism reflecting a mixture of Aegean, Anatolian, Mesopotamian, and Egyptian influences that can be seen particularly in metalwork and ivory carving.
- Three-dimensional works that represent humans, animals, or mythical beasts at less than half life-size. While the term may be used interchangeably with "statuette" in certain situations, it differs in that a statuette is always free-standing while a figurine may be part of a larger work, such as a decorative detail on a candelabra or mirror.
- Sabers with strongly curved blades tapering to a sharp point, traditionally associated with the Near East.
- Implements or mechanisms used for defense or attack in combat, hunting, or war.
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This object was included in the following exhibitions:
A Curious Group; a cabinet of curiosities
Bryn Mawr College
, 4/4/2014 - 6/30/2014
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
and Nathanael Roesch.
A Curious Group.
Bryn Mawr College.
Bryn Mawr, PA, April 4–June 1, 2014
Figure Number: Violence 7
Canaanite gods in metal: An archaeological study of ancient Syro-Palestinian figurines
Tel Aviv University, Institute of Archaeology.
Tel Aviv, Israel, 1976
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
Claude F.A. Schaeffer,
(Paris, France: Brill, 1978),
Figure Number: 11
The Standing Armed Figurines in the Levant
(Munich, Germany: C.H. Beck'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1980),
Figure Number: D, 12.
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