Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Ardon Bar-Hama
Vessel for offering wine, oil, or milk
Provenance unknown
Iron Age II, 10th century BCE
H: 11.5, Diam: 12.5 cm
Israel Antiquities Authority
Accession number: IAA 1975-115
These kind of bowls were specially designed for liquid offerings. They were filled normally, but when they were tilted the liquid would flow into the mouth of the inner figure, through the hollow rim, and out the mouth of the outer figure.

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