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Creation and Salvation in Ancient Orphism by Larry J. Alderink

By Larry J. Alderink

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Seals Bearing Horned Animals: A. Abusir el Meleq, B-C. Tepe Gawra, (After Boehmer 1974: fig. 9; Tobler 1950: pls. 163) < previous page page_54 next page > < previous page page_55 next page > Page 55 Fig. 27.

These cups suggest a trade route around Palestine, from which cups are absent (fig. 9). Containers with tubular spouts were very common in Mesopotamia during the Uruk and Jamdat Nasr periods in the south and the Gawra period in the north. 11 They appear in Palestine during the later part of the Chalcolithic period and continue through Early Bronze I. In Egypt, locally made spouted wares are found throughout the Naqada II period (figs. 12 The Egyptian containers show stronger affinities to those from Mesopotamia during the Late Uruk period than to the spouted containers from Palestine (see re- < previous page page_24 next page > < previous page page_25 next page > Page 25 Fig.

34 Lapis lazuli beads possibly dating to the end of the Chalcolithic period (ca. ) have been found in southern Palestine at Nahal Mishmar, near the cache of arsenical copper artifacts discussed above (fig. 35 Lapis lazuli is important to this study because in Egyptian graves it is usually found in association with other foreign elements,36 which raises the possibility that they arrived via the same route. This semi- < previous page page_38 next page > < previous page page_39 next page > Page 39 precious stone may have appeared in northern Mesopotamia as early as the end of the Ubaid period (Gawra XIII, ca.

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