EXTREMELY RARE ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN STONE CARVED SEATED WORSHIPPER DIETY - 15CM. At the crossroads of antiquity, the ancient Near East served as a crucible of human civilization, with cultures and empires rising and falling, their legacies etched into the annals of time. It is our privilege to present an artefact that captures a moment from this distant epoch - a remarkably preserved stone-carved seated worshipper deity, dating back to around 3000 BCE.
Weighing 688 grams and measuring 15cm in height, this statue is an epitome of the artistic mastery and religious reverence that characterized the era. The figure, seated in a posture of serenity and meditation, is emblematic of the deities that populated the pantheon of ancient Near Eastern cultures. The piece is unique not just for its exquisite craftsmanship but also for the symbolism it encapsulates.Seated figures, especially deities, in the ancient Near East often represented a form of divine permanence and stability. They stood as eternal sentinels, guarding over the rites, ceremonies, and daily lives of the people. Such statues would likely have occupied prominent places in temples or other places of worship, serving as focal points for rituals, prayers, and offerings. They were not just objects of art; they were conduits to the divine, tangible representations of the gods that ruled over every aspect of ancient life. Given its age, Its continued existence is a testament to the reverence with which it was regarded by those who first carved it and those who have safeguarded it throughout the millennia. To be in possession of such a piece is to hold a fragment of the dawn of civilization, a time when the relationship between humanity and divinity was carved in stone and immortalized for eternity. This artefact doesn't just represent a deity; it encapsulates an entire worldview, a window into the soul of an ancient culture. All items are acquired from legitimate sources such as established galleries, International. Coin fairs and old British and European collections. If you have any further questions, please feel free to send a message! We use a lot of protective packaging so please use this if you are returning an item. Damaged/cleaned/items altered in any way will not be accepted for return.