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.
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|Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research
|Published - May 2021
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- Assyrian Colony Period
- International trade
- Middle Bronze Age
- Tel Kabri
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cultural Studies