Philistine warriorالمحارب الفليستي/الفلستيني

Philistine warrior

Iron Age (1,250—721 BCE)

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.

Further viewing

Palestinian History Tapestry exhibition in Stroud from Feb 18—23rd Lansdown Hall & Gallery, Lansdown, Stroud GL5 1BB.

A unique opportunity to view selected pieces from the Palestinian History Tapestry in one of Stroud's premier galleries.

The exhibition will run from the evening of Monday 17th February to Sunday 23rd, opening from 11am—6pm.

Come and see this beautiful work, experience the Palestinian History Tapestry as never before.