David Harris/Israel Museum

With a bird-like head and her nude torso bent into the shape of a four-legged chair, this cultic figurine from Ashdod bears the nickname “Ashdoda.” Several similar objects dating to the Late Bronze Age (c. 1400–1100 B.C.) have been found at Delphi in Greece and elsewhere—still more evidence linking the Aegean world with the Philistine settlements in Canaan.