Emmanuel Anati

Stylized and schematic, this scene, interpreted as a stick-like figure of a man with upraised arms praying before a simple vertical abstract line, was etched repeatedly onto many rocks at Har Karkom. Among the more than 35,000 rock engravings discovered on this southern Negev mountain, many, like this worshipper, seem to display religious themes and are dated by the author to the third millennium B.C.