Statue Of The God Baal

Description

The metal figurines found at Ugarit, whether flat or in the round, were usually made of bronze. This one, however, was cast in silver and ornamented with gold; the figure wears a golden loincloth and necklace, or torque, and carries a golden mace in its left hand. The statuette has gen erally been identified with the god Hadad or Baal, the “Master,” especially since it was found in a store of votive idols near the great Temple of Baal. It is known that Baal bore a mace as a sign of his power and used it to see that his commands were carried out.

  • Site: RAS SAMARA, ANCIENT UGARIT

  • Date: 1800 B.C

  • Material: Silver and gold

  • Item Dimensions: 28 x 5.5 cm

  • Archaeological Mission:

  • National Museum Of Aleppo (2011) –  ALEPPO M 8162

  • Index Code: Alp 046

Excavation Site Location

Your Content Goes Here

Your Content Goes Here

  • UGARITICA II p. 71-85 and Pl. 17-19

Your Content Goes Here

Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, We welcome any additional information you might have.

Record Completion 70%