Excavations during the summer of 2017 in the earlier phases of the courtyard of the palace at Tel Kabri turned up pieces of figurines as well as horn cores within a context of Phase 4 or 5 (late 19th to early 18th centuries B.C.E.). One figurine, portraying two deities, belongs to a type of Anatolian lead figurine known from the Assyrian Colony period. Initial results from Lead Isotope Analysis (LIA) suggest that an Anatolian provenance is indeed a plausible option. This is the first find of its type to be found in the southern Levant.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research|
|State||Published - May 2021|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research was supported in part by ISF grant No. 910/15 (“Understanding Collapse: The Destruction of the Tel Kabri Palace;” co-PI’s Assaf Yasur-Landau and Ruth Shahack-Gross). Conservation of the figurine was performed by Ravit Linn, head of the Laboratory of the Conservation of Material Culture Heritage Program, Department of Archaeology, University of Haifa. The laser scan, image reconstruction, and printing were performed by Em-anuela Faresin and the chemical analyses by SEM-EDS were performed by Ivana Angelini, both of the Dipartimento di Beni Culturali at the Università di Padova. The sample preparations for LIA were performed by Caterina Canovaro, Dipartimento di Geoscienze, Università di Padova. The LI measurements were performed by Igor Maria Villa in Bern and Fabio Marzaioli in Ca-serta. We are grateful to all for their expert work.
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- Assyrian Colony Period
- International trade
- Middle Bronze Age
- Tel Kabri
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cultural Studies