The Hazor Archaeological Expedition

Hazor bull. Strikingly similar in design to the bull recently studied by the author, this three-inch-long figure is made of bronze and has a large hump at its shoulders, a triangular head and a stylized straight line mouth. Extensions from the hooves originally secured the figure to another object, perhaps a cult pedestal or stand. Found in the area H temple at Hazor, the bull dates to the late Bronze Age (1550 B.C. to 1200 B.C.), shortly before the period of the bull figurine recently found at the cultic site in northern Samaria.