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Journal Article

A Rare Discovery at Tel Achziv: A Phoenician Clay Mask Mold from the Ninth Century B.C.E.

Michael Jasmin, Yifat Thareani and Philippe Abrahami
Near Eastern Archaeology
Vol. 79, No. 4 (December 2016), pp. 276-279
DOI: 10.5615/neareastarch.79.4.0276
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5615/neareastarch.79.4.0276
Page Count: 4
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A Rare Discovery at Tel Achziv: A Phoenician Clay Mask Mold from the Ninth Century B.C.E.
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Abstract

Renewed excavations on the tell of Achziv in the north of Israel by a French-Israeli team have led to the discovery (in July 2016) of a very rare find: a clay anthropomorphic mask mold. This object comes from a layer dated to the tenth or ninth century B.C.E. Clay masks are characteristic of Phoenician culture, but the actual mask molds that produced them have been lacking until now. This article discusses the context and possible uses of this remarkable find.

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