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Iron Age Bronze Zoomorphic Sculpture - Z.0077
Origin: Beir Ulla, Hebron, Israel
Circa: 1200 BC to 600 BC
Dimensions: 1.875" (4.8cm) high x .875" (2.2cm) wide
Catalogue: V1
Collection: Biblical
Medium: Bronze

Location: United States
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It is a little difficult to discern the exact identity of this quadruped: it is most likely a sheep or a horse. It hardly seems to matter, for its naive energy and lack of specific details add to its appeal. Such animals were probably turned out in great numbers near temple sites to be offered as gifts to the local deities. Holding its simple form today, we wonder who it was first set it upon the altar and what they dared ask for in return. - (Z.0077)


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