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1500 bce Hittite Votive Statuette of a Crowned, Bearded God in a Kilt Striding Forward Statuette showing Clear Egyptian Influence

Ptah Statue,A statue like this would have been housed in a wooden shrine; when the shrine doors were open, the statue might have been the recipient of offerings and incense or the focus of ritual chants and music. When its period of use was over, the still sacred statuette would be deposited in a cache within the temple walls.The statuette is remarkable for its beauty and size, state of preservation, elaborate manufacture provisions, and its demonstrable date to the Third Intermediate…

Ptah Statue Period: Third Intermediate Period Date: ca. Geography: Country of Origin Egypt Medium: Bronze, gold leaf, glass

Iran,Elamite bronze idol, ca 2500-1900 BC (horn was a symbol of divinity in ancient elam) . تندیس کوچک یک مرد عیلامی با شاخ، ۲۵۰۰-۱۹۰۰ بک ( شاخ یکی‌ از نمادهای الوهیت نزد ایلامیان بوده است)  / موزه مجازى هنر ايران در فيسبوک

Levantine Bronze Idol - Date: 2500 BC - 1900 BC Culture: Mesopotamian, Persian

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Hittite ceremony axe, Şarkışa, Vorderasiatisches Museum Berlin (Dinçol- Alparslan) (Erdinç Bakla archive)

Hittite ceremony axe, Şarkışa, Vorderasiatisches Museum Berlin (Dinçol- Alparslan) (Erdinç Bakla archive)

2ND-1ST MILL.BCE. Semitic god Ba'al of the thunderstorm, gilded bronze idol, with an Egyptian-style crown. From  the port of Ugarit (Ras Shamra, Syria).  Can refer to any number of local deities, each regarded in the Hebrew Bible in that context as a "false god". The Ba'al cult was the greatest and most enduring threat to (monotheism) the exclusive worship of Yahweh among ancient Israelites. Islam also warned against the worship of Ba'al. Louvre

Semitic god Ba'al of the thunderstorm, gilded bronze idol, with an Egyptian-style crown. From the port of Ugarit (Ras Shamra, Syria).

The "Dama de Galera" found in Granada, Spain, is probably a depiction of Goddess Astarte. Phoenicians & Carthaginians brought this deity to southwestern Iberia. She is seated between winged cherubim with lion's bodies and women's heads and was found inside tomb 20, zone I in the necropolis. A very similar one was found in Carthage. She is an alabaster ritual vessel; when libation is poured into her, the liquid pours from her breasts into the basin she holds. 5th century B.C.E.

The "Dama de Galera" found in Granada, Spain, is probably a depiction of Goddess Astarte, century BCE. She is an alabaster ritual vessel; when libation is poured into her, the liquid pours from her breasts into the basin she holds.

'Syro-Phoenician(?) Bronze Figurine of a Man, c. Mid-1st Millennium BC' - photo from Archaic Wonder;  (at Sotheby's?)  "A man standing in a lively pose with his big raised hands splayed wide" by his face.

) Bronze Figurine of a Man, c. Mid Millennium BC A man standing in a lively pose with his big raised hands splayed wide, the face with short projecting beard, large beaked nose,.

Large Babylonian stele showing the holy triad. Ishtar, Sin, Shamash.. that is morning star(venus), lunar(moon cresent), solar disk(sun). All life giving and taking forces.. it is obvious that these Mesopotamian agricultural civilizations were aware of this.

*( ͡ ͡° ͜ ͡ ͡° )* Sumerian Boundary stone - kudurru BC). The cuneiform inscription records the granting by Eanna-shum-iddina, the governor of the Sealand, of five gur of corn land in the district of Edina in south Babylonia to a man called Gula-eresh.

The Hettiters, gold - plated needles (A), Kültepe (Tahsin Özgüç) (Erdinç Bakla archive)

The Hettiters, gold - plated needles (A), Kültepe (Tahsin Özgüç) (Erdinç Bakla…

Goods from India - Tortoiseshells

Tortoise shells sculpted with characters, unearthed at the ruins of ancient China's Shang Dynasty capital in Anyang City.

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