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Syrian Basalt Altar with Two Feline Heads
Holy Land : Caananite Pre AD 1000: item #1379696
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Syrian Basalt Altar, Chalcolithic, ca late 4th Millennium BCE. Intact and in excellent condition, 3 3/8" h x 3 1/4" w x 5 3/8" l. Ex: Sotheby's New York. Rectangular in form with recessed top and base. Two feline heads at front flanking a tree. Sides carved in shallow relief with panels of volutes and "X" pattern. According to Ancient Near East.net, the Chalcolithic Period in the Levant is that period between the late fifth and late fourth millennia BCE (approximately 4300 – 3300 BCE), during... Click for details

Iron Age Pottery Trick Kernos, Boar Spout, Moshe Dayan collection
Holy Land : Judean Pre AD 1000: item #1378483
3231


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From the collection of Moyshe Dayan, a rare Iron Age I - II Pottery Trick Kernos Bowl with Boar Spout, ca. 926 - 586 BCE. Bowl is filled with water which when tilted enters the boars mouth and disbursed through a hidden well that empties in front of bowl. Ex: Arieh Klein, Ltd. Jerusalem. According to Boston University, Early in Iron II, major sites (Megiddo, Hazor, and Gezer) show extensive construction on what appears to be similar plans. Other facilities are added in the next century expanding... Click for details

Rare Early Bronze Age II Terracotta Kernos
Holy Land : Caananite Pre AD 1000: item #1367795
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Rare Early Bronze Age II Terracotta Kernos, ca. 3150 - 2150. Professionally repaired as seen in images. 5" x 6" x 6". Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd, Jerusalem. Cult vessel with four offering bowls with a drain tube leading to a circular base. Ring was probably used as a libation vessel during religious ceremonies in ancient Palestine. It consists of a hollow clay ring with hollow clay attachments. Similar to types excavated at Bab ad-Dra. In the typology of ancient Greek pottery, the kernos... Click for details

Early Bronze Age II Terracotta Miniature Butter Churn
Holy Land : Caananite Pre AD 1000: item #1367793
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Early Bronze Age II Terracotta Miniature Butter churn, Levant area ca. 3150 - 2850 BCE. 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" xs 4 1/4". With loop handles and incisions encircling mouth and handles. Intact and in excellent condition as seen in images. Ex: Arieh Klein, Jerusalem. According to the Jewish Virtual Library,proper urbanism is characteristic of the second stage of the Early Bronze II (3100–2700 B.C.E.) with the emergence of full-fledged towns with fortifications and city gates, distinct built-up areas set... Click for details

Canaanite Terracotta Protome / Attachment Sacred Bull Head
Holy Land : Caananite Pre AD 1000: item #1351292
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500.00 

Canaanite Terracotta Protome / Attachment of a Sacred Bull Head, ca. 1400 BCE. Found in the Holy land. Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd, Jerusalem. 2 1/2" high x 2 1/4" diameter. Fragment of a bull in relief, probably handle from a pottery jug. In very good condition. Canaan was the ancient Biblical region of the Levant. It is also a Semitic personal name or surname used by Arabic and Hebrew-speaking people. The worship of the Sacred Bull throughout the ancient world is most familiar to the Western... Click for details

Canaanite Terracotta Idol of a Sacrificial Ram
Holy Land : Caananite Pre AD 1000: item #1351288
3194


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1500.00 

Exquisite Canaanite Terracotta Idol of a Sacrificial Ram, ca. 1400 BCE. 3" x 1 3/4" x 4 1/2". Intact and in excellent condition. Very old collection label with "Caaninite" misspelled. Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd, Jerusalem. Probable used for a Cultic ritual ceremony involving the sacrifice of a ram. Artifact is contemporaneous with sacrifice of a ram by Abraham in lieu of his son Isaac (Genesis 22) No single geographical definition for the land of Canaan exists in the Bible (Num. 34:2–12;... Click for details

Hittite Bronze Bull, Anatolia
Holy Land : Caananite Pre AD 1000: item #1350346
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4600.00 

Hittite Bronze Bull, Anatolia, 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. Bronze is 3" x 4" x 1", on custom stand 4 1/2" x 4" x 1 1/2". One horn chipped and the other repaired. The Hittites were an Ancient Anatolian people who established an empire centered on Hattusa in north-central Anatolia around 1600 BC. This empire reached its height during the mid-14th century BC under Suppiluliuma I, when it encompassed an area that included most of Anatolia as well as parts of the northern Levant and Upper Mesopotamia.... Click for details

Bronze Prutah Coin Necklace, Porcius Festus 59 CE, in 14K Modern Gold
Holy Land Pre AD 1000: item #1350336
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1250.00 

Bronze Prutah Coin Necklace, Procurator of Judea, Porcius Festus under Roman Emperor Nero, 58 - 62 CE, Setting 14K Contemporary Gold with motif of the Gates of Jerusalem. Star of David on locket bail. Coin 1/4" diameter, Setting 1 1/2" diameter. Chain 26" long. Obverse: "NEP/ωNO/C" (Nero) in wreath tied at the bottom with an X. Reverse: Palm branch "KAICAPO" (Caesar) and date LE (year 5) According to Forum of Ancient Coins, Porcius Festus succeeded Felix as Procurator of Judea under the... Click for details

Chalcolithic Buff Pottery Flange Juglet
Holy Land : Caananite Pre AD 1000: item #1304466
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900.00 

Chalcolithic Buff Pottery Flange Juglet, ca. 4400 - 3300 BCE. Found in the Holy Land, 4 1/2" x 6" x 4 1/4". Small chips and earthen encrustation, but in very good condition. In ancient Israel, olives, grapes, pistachio nuts and dates were first domesticated in the Chalcolithic period. he discovery of the metal in the Chalcolithic Age resulted in the development of trade between the local or remote civilizations, and they established a well network of trading centers where they had exchanged... Click for details

Monumental Bronze Age Syro-Hittite Terracotta Astarte / Goddess
Holy Land : Caananite Pre AD 1000: item #1266605
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6500.00 

Monumental Bronze Age Syro-Hittite Pottery Idol, Astarte, Goddess, from the Time of Terach, Father of Abraham, ca. 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. Found in the Holy Land, with bird-like features characteristic to the style of the region. Large round eyes, pointed nose, and flattened back. Figure with long, curly hair and large headdress protruding from back of head. Several necklaces adorning a slender neck, with hands covering breasts. Figure is 9" high, intact and in excellent condition. On custom... Click for details

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