Cult Object

Offering Stand

Object Number:29-103-830
Current Location: Collections Storage
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
Early Date: -1150
Late Date: -925
Section:Near Eastern
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


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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Discovering the Past: Highlights from the University Museum (IBM) (20 Jun 1989 - 20 Aug 1989) View Objects in Exhibition
Canaan and Ancient Israel (18 Oct 1998 - 02 Aug 2021) View Objects in Exhibition


[Article] Green, Curtis R., and Donohoe, Jean M., and Crowell, Brigit, and Ciaccio, Mary G., and Betancourt, Philip P. 1983. "Ceramic Stands-A Group of Domestic and Ritual Objects from Crete and the Near East". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 26. no. 1. pg. 32-37 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 36View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] 1965. Guide to the Collections, The University Museum.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. pg. 1-167 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 25View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Rowe, Alan J. 1926. "The Temples of Dagon and Ashtoreth at Beth-Shan". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 17. no. 3. pg. 295-304 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 299View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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