Holy Land (Canaanite) Bronze figure depicting the god Baal, Circa 1500-1200 BC

Material:  Bronze
Conservation:  Good condition
Material:  Bronze
Dimensions:  28 x 4,5 cm
Provenance:  Aphrodite Ancient Art, New York, 2017 / This piece is accompanied by an export certificate from the Spanish Ministry of Culture No. 2020/05735 with date 03/08/2020 and certificate of authenticity.
Exhibited:  Ifergan Collection, Málaga (2018-2020)
On request
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This bronze figure depicts Baal, god of fertility and crops, capable of producing crops and reproducing people. He is a powerful and destructive god as well as a generator of life, so it was essential to contain the god’s wrath and keep him happy. This god required certain cults, some associated with sexuality within the temples and others by means of human and animal sacrifices. In this case, this figure would be one of the ways of worshipping this god to calm his anger.

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