Directly from Jerusalem, you are considering a very rare ancient biblical terra-cotta pottery SABBATH oil lamp with soot "Burning marks at the nozzle", a large raised rim around the filling hole and a loop handle
Roman Herodian period, 50 BC - 50 AD
Time of King Herod the Great
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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