Ancient biblical 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 eight ...click for details
Byzantine inscribed terra-cotta oil lamp, dating to around 500 AD
“The light of Christ shines for all” reads the inscription on this Byzantine oil lamp found throughout Palestine, but especially in Jerusalem. The Greek inscription, Jodi Magness suggests, indicates the lamps were lit during the Ceremony of the Holy Fire in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in Jerusalem and thats what make the oil lamp more rare and s ...click for details