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Door Handle

Knocker

Object Number:
29-108-105
Current Location:
Provenience:
Israel
Beth Shean
Archaeology Area:
Level III or IV, Summit, Room 147
Period:
Iron Age IIB
Hellenistic
Roman
Date Made:
925 BC - AD 400
Early Date:
-925
Late Date:
400
Section:
Near Eastern
Materials:
Bronze
Iconography:
Lion
Description:
In the form of a hollow lion's head holding a ring in his mouth. Around the head at regularly spaced intervals are nine projections, each terminating in a knob. The object is pierced in four places for attachment; in each of the piercings there remains a fragment of an iron nail.
Credit Line:
Expedition to Beth Shean (Beisan), 1921-1928
Other Number:
3303   -   Field No SF

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Canaan and Ancient Israel (18 Oct 1998)
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Roman World (15 Mar 2003)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] White, Donald, et al. 2002. Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 68, no. 100
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