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Bird figurine

UnknownPre-Pottery Neolithic A, 10,000 years ago

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Staff Archaeological Officer in the Civil Administration of Judea and SamariaThe world's oldest representations of the bird, which was found in the oldest village in the Land of Israel, symbolized fertility – a central theme in agricultural societies.

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  • Title: Bird figurine
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Pre-Pottery Neolithic A, 10,000 years ago
  • Location: Gilgal
  • Type: Figurine
  • Rights: Staff Archaeological Officer in the Civil Administration of Judea and Samaria, Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • External Link: Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • Medium: Limestone
  • Exhibition: In The Beginning: Prehistory and the Origins of Myth, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Weisbord Exhibition Pavilion, 13/07/2005 - 08/04/2006
  • Dimensions: H: 5.8 cm; W: 3.1 cm; Th: 1.8 cm
  • Curator: Hershman, Debby

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