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Lot 2497: Western Asiatic Plaque with God Adad

Antiquities: Day 4

by TimeLine Auctions

December 9, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: 19th-17th century BC. A rectangular baked clay plaque with low-relief figure of god Adad wearing long skirt and belt(?) standing on a bull, in right hand holding ring and lighting; left hand stretched backwards, possibly holding a weapon. 227 grams, 12.5cm (5"). From a German collection; acquired on the German art market before 1990. Adad, also known as Haddad or Ishkur, was an old Mesopotamian god of storm and lightning. His symbols are bull, lightning and axe or club. Adad was regarded as the son of the god An; he was equated with the Hurrian god Teshup or the Kassite god Buriash. Although he was the god of storms he was also associated with fruitful rain and mountain streams, and thus the fertility of crops. [No Reserve]

Condition Report: Fine condition, upper right corner absent.

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