Ancient Israelite Iron Age terracotta head of the fertility goddess Astarte wearing a conical helmet, dating to the Iron Age II: 1000-586 BC.
Terracotta figurines of Astarte (Ashtoret), were prominent in daily Israelite religious practice, and were worshiped probably by women. They have been excavated in Judean sites, particularly in Jerusalem, from where the finest examples come, dating mostly to the eighth and sev ...click for details
Ancient "Canaanite" Early Bronze Age pottery oil lamp with four spouts and a flat base, dated from, 3000 - 2000 BC
These four-spouted lamps are among the earliest vessels specially made to be lamps. Older still are the simple bowls from the Chalcolithic period (fourth millennium BCE) with telltale burn marks on their rims (sometimes in depressions), which show that these bowls were used as lamps. Four-spoute ...click for details
Ancient Jerusalem style Byzantine "Christian" terracotta oil lamp, dated from, 485 AD.
Mould made, rim around filling hole. Linear bank around the shoulders with a branch design on the nozzle. Two rims around the filling hole.