New article just published on LB vessel depiction of a scorpion

A new study from the Tell es-Safi/Gath project has just appeared, as part of the festschrift in honor of Eliezer Oren.

The article deals with a very interesting Late Bronze Age decorated vessel, which in addition to rather standard LB decorations, has a depiction of a scorpion  – which is not that common (although it is found occasionaly) in the iconography of the ANE during this period.

The full reference for the study is:

Maeir, A. M., Shai, I., Uziel, J., Gadot, Y., and Chadwick, J. R. 2012. A Late Bronze Age Biconical Jar with a Depiction of a Scorpion from Tell es-Safi/Gath, Israel. Pp. 249–64 in All the Wisdom of the East: Studies in Near Eastern Archaeology and History in Honor of Eliezer D. Oren, eds. M. Gruber, S. Ahituv, G. Lehmann and Z. Talshir. Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis 255. Fribourg: Fribourg Academic Press.

Here is a drawing of the vessel:

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