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Bibil Identifier bibil:227208
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) A Rediscovered Lost Seal from Gezer
Author Ornan, Tallay
Journal Palestine Exploration Quarterly (Volume: 145, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 53-60 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract A carnelian pebble stamp seal excavated by Macalister at Gezer and believed lost, and a seal kept today in the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem, are one and the same. A cast of the original kept by the Palestine Exploration Fund in London proves to be identical to the seal in Jerusalem. The unique iconography of the seal showing a man in a cultic gesture in front of a griffin, as well as its stylistic details, show it to be an Assyrianized product of the late eighth or seventh century bc, possibly of local production.
DOI 10.1179/0031032812Z.00000000029
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Sites : Sites (C - G) : Gezer / Tell Jezer
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Persian Period (586-332)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Mesopotamia (Elam, Mari, Sumer, Babylon, Assyria) : Assyria
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Seal
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