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Bibil Identifier bibil:217437
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Funerary Iconography on an Infant Burial Jar from Ashkelon
Author Birney, Kathleen
Author Doak, Brian R.
Journal Israel Exploration Journal (Volume: 61, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 32-53 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The 2007 season of the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon unearthed a remarkable intramural infant jar burial, bearing roughly incised images on both sides. While a number of intramural infant burials have been recovered from late twelfth-eleventh century levels at the site, this jar is the first burial to reveal anything about the funerary beliefs and rituals that might be associated with such practices. The iconography itself is unique within the Philistine milieu, as well as Egyptian funerary motifs. After a brief discussion of the jar and its archaeological context we offer an interpretation of the burial jar's iconography and explore its possible relationship to Egyptian funerary ritual.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Sites : Sites (A ? B) : Ascalon / Ashkelon
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Themes : Burial (Places and Customs)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Childhood
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Iconography
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