Courtesy Ephraim Stern

Three broken statuettes of the male deity Baal, excavated at Tel Dor, display the same fezlike hat, the typical Phoenician headdress of the Iron Age and Persian period (tenth–fourth centuries B.C.). Other characteristic Phoenician features of these 2-inch-high heads include large moustaches and a long beard still intact on the right-hand figurine. The latter also retains a fragment of his arm, bent at the elbow, perhaps in the act of stroking his beard, a common gesture in Baal figurines. (The numbers visible above the brow of the left-hand head are modern identification numbers.)