Syrian Statuette of the God Shamash
Shamash, a Near Eastern sun god, is shown seated. His helmet is decorated in relief with horns and topped by a sun disk, which may have been copied from representations of Egyptian solar deities. Shamash’s fine features and full, pointed beard are typically Syrian; his eyes were once inlaid. His arms are bent forward, with the hands partially preserved. He wears a mantle with a thick border over a kilt with a fringed hem.
- Medium: Copper
- Place Made: Syria
- Dates: ca. 1700-1600 B.C.E.
- Dimensions: 5 5/16 in. (13.5 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Ancient Middle Eastern Art, The Hagop Kevorkian Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 1995.27
- Credit Line: Purchased with funds given by Shelby White, the Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund, and the Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Syrian Statuette of the God Shamash, ca. 1700-1600 B.C.E. Copper, 5 5/16 in. (13.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Shelby White, the Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund, and the Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 1995.27. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (84%)