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"Ashdod", pottery figurine Israel Period I, 12th century B.C.E.



Ashdod, pottery figurine Israel Period I, 12th century B.C.E.

This figurine is a schematic melding of a woman and the chair upon which she sits. Small, cult statuettes of this type were clearly inspired by Mycenaean art from woman represented the 'mother goddess'.

The 'Ashdoda', so-named by the archaeologist who discovered her at Ashdod, is covered with the black and red painted decoration characteristic of the Philistine pottery. This is not surprising, as Ashdod was one of the five Philistine cities mentioned in the Bible. The Philistines, who settled along the coast at the beginning pf the 12th century B.C.E., were part of a larger wave of migration from the Aegean islands.

Courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority.
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