Head of an "ancestor" statue

UnknownPre-Pottery Neolithic B, 9,000 years ago

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel

This nearly life-sized plaster head statue, found in an early village of ancient Jericho, probably represented a mythological ancestor of the community or another mythical being.


  • Title: Head of an "ancestor" statue
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Pre-Pottery Neolithic B, 9,000 years ago
  • Location: Jericho
  • Type: Statue
  • Rights: Israel Antiquities Authority, Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem / by David Harris
  • External Link: Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • Medium: Plaster and pigments
  • Exhibition: In the Beginning
  • Dimensions: L: 22.5 cm, W: 15 cm
  • Curator: Hershman, Debby

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