Near Eastern, Anatolian, Neo-Hittite
Neo-Hittite or Aramaean
Height x width x depth: 49.4 x 23 x 23 cm (19 7/16 x 9 1/16 x 9 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Andesite (gray basalt)
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
Man seated holding food dish in right hand. In Tell Halaf, in Syria, several statues of this type were found in tomb chapels associated with the burials of high-ranking individuals. Funerary reliefs depicting people seated in the same posture and holding food dishes have also been excavated in Marash in southeastern Turkey.
By 1996: with the Mele Gallery, 147 East 72nd Street, New York, NY 10021; 1996: purchased by the MFA from the Mele Gallery, 17 December 1996.
Florence E. and Horace L. Mayer Fund, Marilyn M. Simpson Fund, and John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund