Object: Enigmatic fragment
Period: Iron Age
Dimensions: H: 7.6cm. W: 5.3cm.
Region: Southern Levant, Judah
Description: handmodelled; baked; red fabric, dark core; traces of whitewash; this object appears to be a seated human figure with broken legs and broken arms holding a U-shaped object against the body; the "neck line" falls away backwards leaving a cavity where the "head" would be; on the reverse both the "buttocks" and the "shoulders" are broken as if originally fixed to something else. However, this is not the only possible orientation of this battered piece.