Courtesy Claude Schaeffer

Carved from an elephant’s tusk, this 14th century B.C. horn comes from Ugarit on the Syrian coast. Both the naked goddess and the cherub at her side are typical Canaanite images, the latter, a composite creature—part human, part animal, part bird. The horn is 23.5 inches (60 cm) long. The interior of the mouth-hole is approximately 0.6 inches (15 mm) in diameter. The Megiddo ivory includes a similar cherub which forms part of the ruler’s “cherub throne.”