R. Mü>ller, Department of Prehistory, University of Mainz

LADY IN RED. Dressed in a beaded wig and collar and holding a lotus scepter in her left hand, this rare 14-inch red granite statue of a Ramesside queen dates to the 19th Egyptian Dynasty (1280–1200 B.C.E.). Originally found by road pavers in Jerusalem in the 1920s, it gained interest when it resurfaced on a scholar’s bookshelf in Germany in 2006.