It was in this era that Ahab, King of the Northern Kingdom of Israel married a Phoenician Princess named Jezebel, daughter of the King of Tyre. The city where the head was found lies on the border of the two Israeli Kingdoms, North and South.
"Jezebel went so far as to require that her religion should be the national religion of Israel. She organized and maintained guilds of prophets, 450 of Baal, and 400 of Asherah. She also destroyed such prophets of Israel as she could reach.
During Jezebel's reign official royal support for Yahwism had weakened. According to 1 Kings 18 Jezebel killed the prophets of Yahweh (1 Kings 18:13) and used royal provisions to support the prophets of Baal during the famine in Samaria (1 Kings 18:19).
Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal on Carmel to kill the prophets of Baal and show the power of Yahweh. Elijah ordered the people to seize the prophets of Baal and Asherah, and they were all slaughtered.
19 King Ahab told Jezebel every thing Elijah had done and how Elijah had killed all the prophets with a sword. 2 So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, "May the gods punish me terribly if by this time tomorrow I don't kill you just as you killed those prophets."
3 When Elijah heard this, he was afraid and ran for his life, taking his servant with him. When they came to Beersheba in Judah, Elijah left his servant there. 4 Then Elijah walked for a whole day into the desert. He sat down under a bush and asked to die. "I have had enough, Lord," he prayed. "Let me die. I am no better than my ancestors." 5 Then he lay down under the tree and slept.
JZBL, as a later inscription found named her, was a bad B. Elijah, in the story, kills hundreds of her priests, but then runs like hell and wants to die when she finds out.
These archaeologists, real ones, not antiquities counterfeiters, say the novel for it's time figurine could be, "the [likeness] of King Ahab of Israel, King Hazael of Aram-Damascus, or King Ethbaal of Tyre".
I'll say what they won't, that the best known King of the era was King David, and he could at least as well be the subject of that depiction.