Click Photo for Larger Version
Please read before you download
Images and/or text from holylandphotos.org are NOT TO BE USED ON OTHER WEB SITES, NOR COMMERCIALLY, without special permission. To request permission contact us at HolyLandPhotos@comcast.net.
These small statues were found at Hazor. They date to the Late Bronze Age (15th–13th Centuries B.C.).
On the left is a statue of a seated deity as evidenced by his tall headdress. It may be a representation of "El," the head of the Canaanite pantheon, or of "Baal," the storm god noted for fertility and growth. Please note the details of the headdress, the necklace, the armbands, the fringe on the calf-length robe, and the sandals.
The figure on the right is said to be an unknown king. It looks like two snakes have wound themselves around his body.
They are made of bronze, (some) gold, and steatite.
Commentary modified from the display in the Israel Museum.