Courtesy Israel Department of Antiquities and Museums

Lion-headed rhyton, or ritual drinking vessel, found near the Tell Qasile temple. Red and black painted designs accentuate bulging eyes and cheeks and bared tongue and fangs. Two similar rhytons found at Ugarit and dating to the Late Bronze Age—14th to 13th centuries B.C.—point to a connection between the Canaanites in the north and the Philistines at Tell Qasile.