SWBTS Archaeological Artifacts

Archaeological metals are important objects for studying the technological capabilities of ancient peoples throughout the Near East. A hand dagger, such as the one featured above, lends clues as to what techniques and materials were utilized in ancient metallurgic practices.

The articulation of facial hair and head gear in this terracotta mould from SWBTS s is not unlike the figurine to its immediate right found at Tel Halif in 2009. Objects of this quality design and state of preservation are rare in the archaeological record, making this a significant find.

Votive figurines and amulets where ubiquitous in the ancient world. Through all periods of civilization we find representations of figures, some divine, others mortal. Their meaning and purpose can be varied, much like the difference in forms and materials which are represented in this assemblage.

For more information on the Tandy's holdings, please contact the Collections Manager at mbarbosa@swbts.edu