Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by David Harris
Altar
Rehov
Iron Age II, 10th century BCE
Pottery
H: 49; W: 32.7 cm
Israel Antiquities Authority
Accession number: IAA 2007-579
 
 
This four-horned altar is reminiscent of a temple façade, its openings imitating an arched gate and windows. The tree featured on the front represents the great goddess Asherah. She is accompanied by two minor fertility goddesses.


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