Unique 3,800-year-old sculpture found
A small, extraordinary vessel from the Middle Bronze Age was discovered during archaeological excavations in Yehud, Isreal.
It is unusual as it depicts the figure of a person. The jug, which is typical of the period was made first, and the unique sculpture was added afterwards. Excavators say ‘ The level of precision and attention to detail in creating this almost 4,000-year-old sculpture is extremely impressive. The neck of the jug serves as a base for forming the upper portion of the figure, after which the arms, legs and a face were added. One can see that the face of the figure seems to be resting on its hand as if in a state of reflection’.
It was found with other vessels and metal items, such as daggers and arrow heads and an axe head, along with hundreds of flint and basalt implements and a butter churn. All evidence of life 6,000 years ago.
Unique c.4,000 year old sculpture modelled onto a ceramic vessel