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Bronze Sculpture of a Deity - FZ.212
Origin: Sardinia
Circa: 1500 BC to 900 BC
Dimensions: 2.625" (6.7cm) high x 1.5" (3.8cm) wide
Collection: Biblical
Medium: Bronze

Location: United States
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The tradition to which this powerful little god belongs is as old as civilization itself. Heroically nude, wearing only a helmet, arm upraised as if to hurl a weapon, he is kin to Ba'al, to Zeus, to Mars. A sky god, a lightening god, a war god, he symbolizes strength and power. Perhaps the person who offered this votive long ago was seeking victory in battle. The outcome of that ancient war seems unimportant in the context of the centuries, yet the confident energy of this little god remains strong. - (FZ.212)


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