Currently On Display
|Archaeology Area:||Level III or IV, Summit, Room 147|
|Period:||Iron Age IIB|
|Date Made:||925 BCE - AD 400|
|Credit Line:||Expedition to Beth Shean (Beisan); Clarence Fisher, 1921-1928|
|Other Number:||3303 - Field No SF|
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.
Fitzgerald: “From the southern part of the Western Slope comes the fine door handle, or knocker, in the form of a lion’s head, and which was found in Room 147. It does not, however, follow that its original situation was in this quarter of the Tell; the contents of the Round Church and other Byzantine buildings, which fell into ruins after the Arab occupation were doubtless carried away and scattered in all directions.”
Current & Past Exhibitions:
|Classical World - Roman World (15 Mar 2003)||View Objects in Exhibition|
|Canaan and Ancient Israel (18 Oct 1998)||View Objects in Exhibition|
|[Book] Fitzgerald, Gerald M. 1931. Beth-Shan Excavations 1921-1923: the Arab and Byzantine Levels.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate XXV, no. 4; Page 41||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
|[Catalogue, Exhibition] Turfa, Jean M., and Romano, Irene B., and Brownlee, Ann B., and White, Donald J. 2002. Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 68, no. 100||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
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