Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Incense altar
Megiddo
Iron Age II, 9th century BCE
Limestone
H: 54.5; W: 27; L: 28.5 cm
Israel Antiquities Authority
Accession number: IAA I-3567
 
 
Four-horned altars like this one were found all over the Land, in homes, shrines, and industrial facilities. Apparently, offering incense was one of the most common religious rites at the time.


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