Ashkelon Calf and Its Shrine

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Dana Murray
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published on 05 February 2015
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From Ashkelon, 16th century BCE, pottery and silver-plated bronze. The statuette of a calf was found inside the small model shrine, discovered in a temple in Ashkelon. The horned calf is meant to symbolize the young and energetic storm god. Located and photographed in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

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Dana Murray
PhD student with interest in the art, architecture, and religion of ancient Greece and the Near East.

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Murray, D. (2015, February 05). Ashkelon Calf and Its Shrine. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3628/ashkelon-calf-and-its-shrine/

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Murray, Dana. "Ashkelon Calf and Its Shrine." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 05, 2015. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3628/ashkelon-calf-and-its-shrine/.

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Murray, Dana. "Ashkelon Calf and Its Shrine." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 05 Feb 2015. Web. 22 Jul 2024.

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