Syro-Hittite C.1000-700 BC. 2 ½” length, sanding four square with head erect, evidently braying. Bobbed tail. Characterful facial features, suggesting a family pet. Pink-orange clay with speckles from burial. Excellent. The donkey or ass has been domesticated for at least five millennia and was a fundamental work animal and pet in provincial and rural areas. The Syro-Hittite culture occupied much of modern Turkey and Syria to the south and comprised numerous states which capitalized on their location in the Levant, to prosper in trade. The cities and cultures were destroyed over time by their neighbors, lastly the Assyrians. A charming figure from that great culture.

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