Ancient Near East, the Levant, Canaan, Late Bronze Age, ca. 1200 BCE. A pear-shaped bronze palette of a hammered ovoid body with a thick, tubular handle that flares ever so slightly to a flattened terminus. Custom, museum-quality stand. Size: 6.875" L x 2.125" W (17.5 cm x 5.4 cm); 2.875" H (7.3 cm) on stand.
This piece was collected by the California Museum of Ancient Art, founded in 1983 in Southern California to create the first museum collection focusing exclusively on the Ancient Near East. Representing the geographic regions of Egypt, Mesopotamia and the Levant from approximately 3500 BCE to 500 CE, the museum's mission is to share the stories of the peoples of the Ancient Near East and catalyze a better appreciation for the roots of Western Civilization. The goal is to bring these ancient peoples - from Sumer, Elam, Babylon, Assyria, Hittite Anatolia, Canaan, Philistia, Israel, Judah, and Egypt of the Pharaohs to the beginnings of Rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity - to life.
Provenance: Ex- California Museum of Ancient Art, Ex Liebert collection
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