Israel Museum/Zev Radovan

This statuette, discovered in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City, received the nickname “The Venus of Jerusalem” because it was found without arms. The smoother areas show where her arms and torso have been restored. This type of figurine, with a molded head inserted into a pillar-shaped body bearing large breasts, commonly appears among the ruins of private dwellings in Judean towns dating from the eighth to sixth centuries B.C.E.