Embroidery: Iman Shehaby [Tabariyeh], Ain al-Hilweh Lebanon
Size: 59 x 37 cm
A Philistine warrior, as depicted in the Luxor Temple in Egypt. The Philistines are believed to have been part of a group of people known as the Sea Peoples, who came to Canaan from the eastern Mediterranean. They ruled the five coastal plain cities of Gaza, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Ekron, and Gath. Philistine civilization disappeared after its cities were conquered by the Assyrian Empire in the late eighth century BCE.