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Figure of a seated goddess

Period:
Late Bronze Age
Date:
ca. 14th–13th century B.C.
Geography:
Syria-Levant
Culture:
Canaanite
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
H. 10-7/8 in. (27.6 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Sculpture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Fletcher Fund and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 2003
Accession Number:
2003.294
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 403
Until 1956, collection of J.K. Fox, Esq.; [Sotheby & Co., London, on December 3, 1956, lot 212]; collection of Leon and Harriet Pomerance (until d. 1988); ca. 1990, the Pomerance Estate to The Merrin Gallery; unknown date, purchased by Mrs. Claude Grenier from The Merrin Gallery; until 2003, Mrs. Claude Grenier; acquired by the Museum in 2003, purchased from Robert Haber and Associates, Inc., New York.

“Man in the Ancient World.” Queens College of the City University of New York, New York, February 10, 1958–March 7, 1958.

“Ancient Art from New York Private Collections.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, December 17, 1959–February 28, 1960.

“The Pomerance Collection of Ancient Art.” The Brooklyn Museum, New York, June 14, 1966–October 2, 1966.

“From the Lands of the Bible: Art and Artifacts.” America-Israel Culture House, New York, May 22, 1968–July 3, 1968.

Sotheby & Co., London, December 3, 1956, lot 212.

Man in the Ancient World: An Exhibition of the Pre-Christian Objects from the Regions of the Near East, Egypt, and the Mediterranean. Flushing, New York: The Queens College Art Collection, p. 14, no. 15.

Von Bothmer, Dietrich, ed. 1961. Ancient Art from New York Private Collections, exh. cat. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, no.30.

Keith, Jean L., et. al., 1966. The Pomerance Collection of Ancient Art: Exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, June 14 - October 2, 1966. New York, p. 22 no. 14.

American Israel Cultural Foundation. 1968. From the Lands of the Bible: Art and Artifacts. exh. cat. New York: American Israel Cultural Foundation, pp. 92-94, no. 353.

Negbi, Ora, 1976. Canaanite Gods in Metal: An Archaeological Study of Ancient Syro-Palestinian Figurines. Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv University, no. 1645.

Evans, Jean. 2004. "Seated Goddess." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 62 (2), Recent Acquisitions: A Selection: 2003-2004 (Fall, 2004), p. 6.
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