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 29-103-830
Current Location Eastern Mediterranean Gallery - On Display
Provenience Israel | Beth Shean
Archaeology Area Level V, Room 1029, S. Temple
Locus Room 1029, S. Temple on Level V
Period Iron Age IB | Iron Age IIA
Date Made 1150-925 BCE
Section Near Eastern
Materials Ceramic

Bell shaped base, sides contracting to a sharply ribbed shoulder. Two loop handles below shoulder on which sat birds (shoulder, rim, handle and birds now missing). Between handles are four triangular apertures in which sit birds, with four snakes in relief winding up the sides of the object to the apertures. Below are four more triangular apertures containing birds. Black ware burning brown, reddish brown slip. Fragmentary and incomplete.

Height 54.5 cm
Outside Diameter 33 cm
Credit Line Expedition to Beth Shean (Beisan); Clarence Fisher, 1921-1928
Other Number 25-10-298 - Field No SF

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