Cult Object

Offering Stand


Location: On Display in the Eastern Mediterranean Gallery

From: Israel | Beth Shean

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number 29-103-807
Current Location Eastern Mediterranean Gallery - On Display
Provenience Israel | Beth Shean
Archaeology Area Level V, Room 1021 A, floor level, S. Temple
Locus Room 1021 A, floor level, S. Temple on Level V
Period Iron Age IB | Iron Age IIA
Date Made 1150-925 BCE
Section Near Eastern
Materials Ceramic
Iconography House

Oblong in plan, in 2 stages, coming to arounded top ornamented with 3 birds. On upper stage each long side is open with full length nude figure looking outwards. One of the figures is shown holding a bird (dove?) under each arm; the arms and legs of the other figure are missing. Each short side (one broken away) had a window. Lower stage has 1 window on each short side, and 2 windows on each long side with a snake winding up on each of the long sides between the windows. Black ware burning brown, fragmentary and incomplete.

Height 50 cm
Length 22 cm
Width 17.5 cm
Credit Line Expedition to Beth Shean (Beisan); Clarence Fisher, 1921-1928
Other Number 25-9-636 - Field No SF

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