Lidded storage jar with a stamp on the handle, "Belonging to the king, Hebron" | The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
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Lidded storage jar with a stamp on the handle, "Belonging to the king, Hebron"

Lidded storage jar with a stamp on the handle,

Lidded storage jar with a stamp on the handle, "Belonging to the king, Hebron"

Pottery and stone

H: 64; Diam: 43 cm

Israel Antiquities Authority
IAA:

1975-246

Archaeology/Israelite & Persian Periods

Storage jars found in all of Judah's major cities and bearing royal stamps on their handles appear to have been used for the collection of food in anticipation of war. Each stamp bears the inscription "Belonging to the King" along with the name of one of four Judahite cities - Hebron, Socoh, Zif, or the undientified MMST - where the provisions were probably stored. Some of the jars were also stamped with the names of officials.