Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Head of a goddess
Horvat Qitmit
Iron Age II, late 7th - early 6th century BCE
H: 13; W: 9 cm
Israel Antiquities Authority
Accession number: IAA 1987-117
This sculpture was unearthed at an Edomite shrine in the Negev. It is the only one of its kind ever revealed in Israel. The three horns indicate that it represents a goddess, though we do not know which one.

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir