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Sacred architecture: model shrine

Sacred architecture: model shrine

Sacred architecture: model shrine

Pottery

Israel Antiquities Authority
IAA:

2006-992

Archaeology/Israelite & Persian Periods

This model was buried in a pit outside a Philistine shrine together with other, similar models. Worshipers brought them there as gifts to the gods. When too many accumulated, they were removed, intentionally broken so that they could not be reused for secular purposes, and carefully buried. The function of these objects is not clear.