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Set Of A Human And Six Animal Sculptures - Z.0268
Origin: Jericho, Israel
Circa: 1900 BC to 1600 BC
Dimensions: 1.75" (4.4cm) high x 2.375" (6.0cm) wide
Catalogue: V1
Collection: Biblical
Medium: Bronze


Location: United States
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Discovered together, this case of votive figures was offered centuries ago to win the favor of some ancient god. The human figure, arms held out in an attitude of prayer, was meant to be stuck upright in the earth. The animals--bulls, rams, a donkey--represent the livestock considered the most precious sacrifices to the gods. The hopes, the wishes and the dreams that these small votives represent have been forgotten in the mists of time. Yet, we somehow understand that the blessings man sought millennia ago have altered little through the years. - (Z.0268)

 

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