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Islamic Art & Archaeology
Arab-Byzantine coin
Struck in Damascus
Second half of the 7th century
Islamic Art & Archaeology
Early Islamic coin
Struck in Damascus
698 CE (78 AH)
Islamic Art & Archaeology
Animal-shaped vessel
Beth Shean
8th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Synagogue pavement
Khirbet Wadi Hamam (near the sea of Galilee)
3rd–4th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Jewish legal inscription from a synagogue
Rehov, Beth Shean Valley
6th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Reconstruction of the Susiya synagogue bema (podium)
Southern Hebron Hills
5th–8th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Synagogue floor
Beth Shean synagogue
5th–7th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Torah shrine column decorated with a stepped pattern and acanthus leaves
Chorazin synagogue
4th–6th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Elaborate seat
Chorazin synagogue
4th–6th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Menorah
En Gedi synagogue
6th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Goblet
En Gedi synagogue
6th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Hoard from the Meroth synagogue
Meroth, Upper Galilee
5th–9th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Reconstruction of a church bema (presbytery)
4th–6th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Greek building inscription with a cross
The “Nea” Church, Jerusalem
534/5 CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Church aisle mosaic
Kissufim, western Negev
578 CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Wall Painting
Caesarea
Late 6th – early 7th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Bread stamp decorated with images of Mary and Jesus, who holds a book with a cross on its cover, flanked by a pair of angels
Khirbet Dusawi (east of Gaza)
6th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
The Annunciation depicted on a pilgrim’s flask
Jerusalem
6th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
The Adoration of the Magi depicted on a eulogia token
Unprovenanced
Byzantine period
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
The Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan by John the Baptist, depiction on a eulogia token
Sabastiyah
Byzantine period
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Saint Menas on a pilgrim’s flask
Jerusalem (?)
6th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Reliquary with a spout for oil
Horvat Hesheq, Western Galilee
6th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Juglet decorated with Christian symbols
Unprovenanced
6th–7th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Cross-pendant
Akko
Byzantine period
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Cross-pendant inlaid with wood from the “True Cross”
Jerusalem
7th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
The “Credo” in Greek on a potsherd
Unprovenanced
6th–7th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
A Hoard at the Foot of the Temple Mount
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Synagogue menorah
Ma'on, Southern Hebron Hills
Byzantine period, 6th–7th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Oil lamp decorated with a menorah, shofar, lulav, and etrog
Unprovenanced
Byzantine period
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Oil lamp decorated with a cross and bull’s head
Beth Shean
Byzantine period
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Bread stamp decorated with a menorah, shofar, and the Four Species (etrog, lulav, myrtle, and willow)
Unprovenanced
Byzantine period
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Bread stamp decorated with a cross inside an arch and the Greek inscription, “Blessing of the Lord upon us, and of Saint Paul”
Caesarea
6th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Lamp decorated with a cross
Unprovenanced
Byzantine period
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Synagogue menorah
Hammat Tiberias
4th–5th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Lampstand decorated with crosses
Unprovenanced
Byzantine period
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Hook for an oil lamp, decorated with a menorah
Khirbet Wadi Hamam (near the sea of Galilee)
3rd–4th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Beaker-shaped oil lamp
Western Galilee
4th–8th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Censer
Unprovenanced
Byzantine period
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Elaborate candelabrum
Unprovenanced
Byzantine period
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Mirror plaque in the shape of a building facade flanked by two menorahs and decorated with a row of birds
Unprovenanced
5th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Mirror plaque decorated with crosses
Unprovenanced
4th–6th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Mirror plaque in the shape of a man
Unprovenanced
4th–6th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Amulet of Yosi son of Zenobia
Meroth, Upper Galilee
5th–9th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Amulet in the shape of a pendant
Unprovenanced
4th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Amulet
Trans-Jordan (?)
3rd–4th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Pendant decorated with a menorah, shofar, lulav, and etrog
Unprovenanced
Byzantine period
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Synagogue mosaic floor depicting a temple facade with a Torah ark
Khirbet es-Samarah
4th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Samaritan mezuzah bearing excerpts from the Ten Commandments
Kefar Bilu
6th–7th century CE
Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods
Oil lamp decorated with a depiction of a temple and altar on Mount Gerizim
Samaria
3rd–4th century CE