Iron Age II, 7th century BCE
H: 63; W: 62; L: 110 cm
Israel Antiquities Authority
Accession number: IAA 1955-27
Royal capital of this type were inspired by the palm-tree motif, a common fertility symbol in Ancient Near Eastern art. They are among the hallmarks of Israelite and Judahite architecture. Most of these capitals surmounted pilasters, columns attached on one side to a wall.
3x50@50: IMJ Collection Highlights, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2015
Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir