Seated man

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


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


Medium or Technique

Andesite (gray basalt)

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)


The Ancient World



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.

Credit Line

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