Photo © Israel Antiquities Authority
Seal impression from legal archive:
(Belonging) to Ya’azanyahu [s]on of Ma’aseyahu

City of David, Jerusalem
Iron Age II, late 7th – early 6th century BCE
Clay
L: 1.3; W: 1.2; Th: 0.2-0.6 cm
Israel Antiquities Authority
Accession number: IAA 1984-126
 
 
This seal impression was found within a group of some fifty seal impressions on the floor of a house in the City of David. Most of the names they bear are known from the Bible. The documents they sealed were part of a public archive situated near the city center.


Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir