Re: [Ancientartifacts] Re: Bronze idol

Why was the end of my message cut off I can not believe there was anything offensive in it just some book references relevant to the topic,  are you censoring simple academic discussion now?,and why did I receive a weird email regarding a "challenge response" which looked to me like some sort of Phishing scam. Please know if this came from you I do not risk responding to emails of this nature. You had better check as someone might have hijacked the list for their own purpose. 
On Jun 13, 2008, at 6:25 PM, David Liebert wrote:

Dear Jason ,

With all do respect to you and Robert who I know to be expert in many areas, female bronze figures dating to the Bronze age particularly in the Levant are published in the archaeological Literature and represented in Many Museums.  Although often called Astarte figures it is not always clear which female deity is being represented, and sometimes because they are highly stylized it is unclear wether they are in fact male or female. They are also known as consort figures as they are frequently associated with the Male figures of similar type. For some more elaborate flat cast  figures with similar facial features particularly the prominent Nose see Ora Negbi Canaanite Gods in Metal Plates 57-59
This particular figure falls into the class called peg shaped. The "peg" shape is well known in the Near East  and I am afraid  has nothing to do with cosmetic applicator's which also exist in the area from various periods although I


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