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Terracotta Sculpture Of A Bearded Votary - PF.0163
Origin: Hebron Hills, Israel
Circa: 1900 BC to 700 BC
Dimensions: 5.75" (14.6cm) high x 3.75" (9.5cm) wide
Catalogue: V11
Collection: Biblical
Medium: Terracotta

Location: United States
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With his wide, staring eyes and attitude of reverence, this bearded man displays characteristics typical of votive figures since ancient Mesopotamian times. From what biblical deity does he ask a favor? In a manner similar to this, perhaps, Abraham stood vulnerable before his god in the hills of Hebron. We feel in this powerful piece an age-old bond between man and mysterious forces that are far larger than himself. - (PF.0163)


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