The Late Bronze Age Figurines from Tel Burna

Casey Sharp, Chris McKinny, Itzhaq Shai

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Four figurines were discovered in Late Bronze Age IIB Tel Burna in the Judean Shephelah. The figurines come from a large public building that probably had a cultic function. These include a rare Revadim-type plaque figurine, a nude female plaque figurine, a Mycenaeanstyle bull figurine, and the head of an equine figurine. Their iconography represents a cross section of Egyptian, Mycenaean, Mesopotamian, and local traditions, illustrating the syncretism of Canaanite religion at the site.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-75
Number of pages15
StatePublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Education
  • History


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