Ancient Biblical Iron Age Incense Burner Stand, 1000 BC
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All Items: Antiques:Regional Art:Ancient World:Holy Land:Pottery: Pre AD 1000: item # 1127430
Aweidah Gallery - Jerusalem based gallery
P.O.Box 51067 - Jerusalem, ISRAEL
Ancient biblical Iron Age I painted pottery incense burner stand with red slip remains and a high hollow base
These stands or chalices, as they are sometimes called(though it seems unlikely that they were used for drinking), are wheelmade and consist of a bowl resting on a hollow foot, which widens into a round base. Our stand belong to the Iron Age I, as indicated by their characteristics stepped bases, such stands were also common in the Late Bronze Age
Their function as incense burners is suggested by the Egyptian wall reliefs from the New Kingdom, which depicted the conquest of Canaanite cities. In these scenes, a Canaanite is shown standing on the city wall holding such vessel, from which rise flames or incense smoke(see the picture).
These vessles, which continued to be used in the 7th century B.C recall the cense(Hebrew MIQTERET from QETORET = Incense) Carried by UZZIAH King of Judah
Dated from, 1200 - 930 BC "Time of King David"
Measurements: Height: 20 cm - Diameter: 15 cm
Condition: Repaired at th base otherwise intact
Found in Hebron "City of Abraham" south of Jerusalem, Israel
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