Biblical history fragment - King Hazael of Damascus. Arslan Tash relief carving / sculpture replica. Mesopotamia

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King Hazael

Dimensions - Height - 19 cm / 7-1/2 inches

Width - 7 cm / 2-3/4 inches

Depth - 2 cm / 3/4 inch

On offer here is an interesting replica inlay featuring Hazael, king of Damascus 842-800 B.C.E

Made of a limestone and quartzite composition stone this piece has an earthy ochre patina.

Background information

This piece is based on the actual carving found as part of a booty cache at a remote outpost known as Arslan Tash in Syria.

Hazael was mentioned several times in the biblical old testament and contemporaneous Assyrian inscriptions. He ruled for 42 years as a powerful king of Aram with a variety of military campaigns against foes including Israel and Assyrian forces.

In this rare depiction he wears a long robe with fine tassle stitching on the hem. He stands in a typical pose of the era appearing full frontal except for the Egyptian style profile shown on sandled feet.

A woven plant motif creates a decorative border and Is a mild reference to fertility.

*As each item is handmade, slight colour variations may occur.

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