Tuesday, January 29, 2019

More on that bearded figurine

THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST TODAY: The Bearded Figure Who Might be King (Naama Yahalom-Mack).
Figurines are not uncommon in the Southern Levant, but few can be plausibly suggested to be of kings. But Tel Abel Beth Maacah, a 35-acre site in northernmost Israel that was settled throughout the Bronze and Iron Ages, may have produced just such an image.
Could be. But it sounds as though iconography specialists aren't even sure what culture it comes from.

The ANE Today site also has a recent report on the Tel Abel Beth Maacah excavation, where the object was found.

Past posts on the figurine are here and here.

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