Seated man

Near Eastern, Anatolian, Neo-Hittite
Neo-Hittite or Aramaean
1000–700 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 49.4 x 23 x 23 cm (19 7/16 x 9 1/16 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1996.336

Medium or Technique

Andesite (gray basalt)

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

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.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Florence E. and Horace L. Mayer Fund, Marilyn M. Simpson Fund, and John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund