About this object

History of use

Canaanite, or Syro-Palestinian figure from the Levant area of the eastern Mediterranean.


Originally would have held a lightning bolt in left hand.

Physical description

A cast bronze sculpture of the Canaanite god, Baal Hadad, wearing a crown with the symbol of Hadad (cross/star in circle). The figure is wearing a short loin cloth decorated with radiating lines and held by a thick belt. His eyes are large and almond-shaped. Each earlobe is pierced at the top and bottom. The figure's right arm is raised and bent at the elbow, and its hand is clenched around a tubular object. The figure's left arm is also bent at the elbow, and the arm is reaching forward with a closed hand. The small opening in the left hand suggests that it may have been holding something at some point.