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Object Number:29-104-99
Current Location: Canaan and Israel Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Israel
Beth Shean
Archaeology Area: Room 1136, Level IV
Period: Iron Age IIB
Date Made: 925-720 BCE
Early Date: -925
Late Date: -720
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Onyx (uncertain)
Credit Line:Expedition to Beth Shean (Beisan); Clarence Fisher, 1921-1928
Other Number:26-11-263 - Field No SF


Red onyx? In two registers: the upper bearing a winged god holding 2 horned animals by their tails; facing the god is another horned animal reared on his hind legs; a kneeling figure shooting an arrow at another horned animal which faces him; in front of his feet is a kneeling winged animal or bird. The lower a ceremony; a seated god holding a vase, in back of him is a man holding a fan (?); while in front and facing him is another human figure holding a banner (?); between the god and the man facing him is a vase (or incense burner); in back of this man is a horned animal reared on his hind legs, with head turned back to a tree which is immediately behind him; on the other side of the tree is a second vase (or incense burner?) and facing it a winged animal; above this animal is a lentoid-shaped sign.

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