Occasional Publications No. 3

OP 3EMERY AND CLAIRE YASS PUBLICATIONS IN ARCHAEOLOGY
TEL AVIV 2002

IMAGERY AND REPRESENTATION: STUDIES IN THE ART AND ICONOGRAPHY OF ANCIENT PALESTINE: COLLECTED ARTICLES

PIRHIYA BECK
Nadav Na’aman, Uza Zevulun and Irit Ziffer, Editors

Contents

Editor’s Foreward vii
Valediction ix
List of Publications xiii
PART A: ICONOGRAPHIC AND STYLISTIC ISSUES
Notes on the Style and Iconography of the Chalcolithic Hoard from Nahal Mishmar 1
Issues in the Art of Early Bronze Age Palestine 19
The Figure of the Ruler and Related Problems in Middle Bronze Age Art 58
The Drawings from Horvat Teman (Kuntillet ´Ajrud) 94
The Cult Objects of Horvat Qitmit 171
The Art of Palestine during the Iron Age II: Local Traditions and External Influences
(10th–8th Centuries BCE)
203
PART B: ARTIFACTS IN CONTEXT
A Note on a Neolithic Stamp Seal from Sha´ar Ha-Golan 223
A Response to Claire Epstein’s Article, “Statues and Domestic Idols from the Golan” 225
The Cylinder Seal Impressions from Megiddo Stage V and Related Problems 228
The Cylinder Seal Impressions from Beth Ha-‘Emeq 252
The Seals and Stamps of Early Arad 260
Early Bronze Age “Bed Models” Reconsidered 280
A Sealing from Tel Aphek, Israel 288
A Note on a Syrian Cylinder Seal 293
A Middle Bronze Age Cylinder Seal and Cylinder Seal Impression from Lachishm 297
The Bronze Plaque from Hazor 307
A Note on the “Schematic Statues” from the Stelae Temple at Hazor 312
The Cylinder Seals from the Temple in Hazor Area H 317
Stone Ritual Artifacts and Statues from Areas A and H at Hazor 338
Cylinder Seals in the Tombs near the Akko Persian Garden 369
A Cypriote Cylinder Seal from Lachish 380
A New Type of Female Figurine 385
The Cult Stands from Taanach: Aspects of the Iconographic Tradition of Early Iron Age Cult Objects in Palestine 392
Identification of the Figure on the Cult Stand from the City of David 423
A Votive Cylinder Seal (Beersheba) 428
A Human Figurine with Tambourine (Tel ‘Ira) 437
Horvat Qitmit Revisited via En ‘Hazeva 447
A Bulla from Horvat ‘Uza 460
List of Abbreviations 464