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WHA_427JN

Head of Ammonite king Iron Age II, 8th century BC from Amman. This basalt head wearing Egyptian style headdress was found in the bed of the river Zarqa near Amman. It is a one of a number of similar pieces all recovered from the region Amman and which together seem to represent a local school of free standing sculpture. The piece is thought to depict a king or possibly a god.

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Head of Ammonite king Iron Age II, 8th century BC from Amman. This basalt head wearing Egyptian style headdress was found in the bed of the river Zarqa near Amman. It is a one of a number of similar pieces all recovered from the region Amman and which together seem to represent a local school of free standing sculpture. The piece is thought to depict a king or possibly a god.