An 11-year-old boy discovered a 2500-year-old fertility figurine while on a family hike to Nahal Habesor, a trail in southern Negev. His mother, a professional tour guide, immediately recognized its importance and contacted the Israel Antiquities Authority. The pottery figurine is 7cm in height and 6cm wide and was made it a mold. It depicts a bare-breasted woman with her hands folded under her chest wearing a scarf which covers her head and neck. The figurine dates to the 5-6th centuries BC. While fertility figurines are well-known, only one figurine bearing similarities to this one has been found; it was discovered in the northern Negev and is housed at in the National Treasures collection.
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