An idol is an image or material object representing a deity admired and adored by the worshipper. Ritualistic religious practice has been an integral part of daily life across numerous historical periods and civilisations across the world: a great number of deities were venerated with offerings or temples edified in their honour.
Bronze Age Levantine Idol
A bronze idol depicting a joined couple with outstretched arms, each with a simplified flat face and a distinct flat nose. The sculpture features an elongated body and is standing on a small plinth; the reverse of the statuette is flat and unmodelled.
Condition: Fine condition, much encrusted with desert accretions.