Zev Radovan

A Tiberian lovely. The model for this elegant second-century C.E., 8-inch high, carved-bone figurine may have been an aristocratic lady from Tiberias. But her timeless, simplified and flattened facial features echo 20th-century Modigliani paintings and third-millennium B.C.E. Greek Cycladic statuettes. The figurine was discovered in the earliest layer of the building. Such figurines are extremely rare in distinctly Jewish contexts.