Ashkelon Calf and Its Shrine

Illustration

Dana Murray
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published on 05 February 2015

From Ashkelon, 16th century BCE, pottery and silver-plated bronze. The statuette of a calf was found inside the small model shrine, discovered in a temple in Ashkelon. The horned calf is meant to symbolize the young and energetic storm god. Located and photographed in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.



About the Author

Dana Murray
Researcher with interest in the art, architecture and religion of ancient Greece and the Near East.

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