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Male Votive Figure of Baal
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Male Votive Figure of Baal


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Description This solid cast bronze figurine served as a votive offering, and represents the Canaanite war god, Baal, bringer of the autumnal rains and suppressor of the destructive flood waters. He probably wore a gold skirt and may have carried a mace in one of his clenched fists.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
4/02/1963Examinationexamined for condition
3/01/1967Treatmentcleaned
1/24/1968Treatmentother
1/23/1985Treatmentcleaned; coated; other
1/19/2001Treatmentother
Exhibitions
  • Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods Before Me. The Jewish Museum, New York. 1964.
  • The Allure of Bronze. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995.
  • Highlights from the Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1998-2001.
Provenance J. Gilbert, Paris, by 1903, [mode of acquisition unknown]; Sale, Collection de M. J. Gilbert, Antiquités recueillies en Syrie, Paris, 23-34 Jan. 1903; Dr. S. Pozzi, Paris, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sale, Dr. S. Pozzi collection, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 26-27 June 1919, no. 379 [said to be from "Chebaa, Judee"]; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1928, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1928

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Creator
Period
early 2nd millennium BCE (Middle Bronze Age (MB I/II A))
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.788
Measurements
9 3/16 x 2 5/8 x 1 7/8 in. (23.3 x 6.7 x 4.8 cm)
Geography
  • Syria (Levantine) (Place of Discovery)

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