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Object Number:29-103-807
Current Location: Canaan and Israel Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Israel
Beth Shean
Locus: Room 1021 A, floor level, S. Temple on Level V
Period: Iron Age IB
Iron Age IIA
Date Made: 1150-925 BC
Early Date: -1150
Late Date: -925
Section:Near Eastern
Credit Line:Expedition to Beth Shean (Beisan); Clarence Fisher, 1921-1928
Other Number:25-9-636 - Field No SF


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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Pioneering American Archaeology in Israel (Beth Shan) (18 Nov 1995 - 02 Mar 1997) View Objects in Exhibition
Canaan and Ancient Israel (18 Oct 1998) View Objects in Exhibition

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