By Gabrielle V. Novacek
On January 29, 2005, the Oriental Institute celebrated the legitimate public commencing of the Haas and Schwartz Megiddo Gallery. This celebration marked the go back of a few of the main remarkable artifacts ever excavated within the southern Levant to everlasting public demonstrate. The Oriental Institute's prolific historical past of exploration within the zone is testomony to a long-standing scholarly ardour for discovery and the pursuit of data. This quantity attracts from the momentum generated by way of the outlet of the Megiddo Gallery and offers a range of highlights from the Institute's better Israel assortment.
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Although unsuitable for these particular uses, the bowls, drinking cups, and jugs that are typical of the ware suggest that the vessels most likely functioned as tableware. It has been suggested that the ware was developed by the Cypriot potters as a luxury domestic vessel that was both aesthetically pleasing and could be used for the consumption of hot liquids. The milk bowl was an extremely popular Cypriot export and examples have been found at virtually every Late Bronze Age site in the Levant, including Megiddo, particularly during the fourteenth century bc.
0 cm OIM A28014 15. edu ancient israel 16. 16. 0 cm OIM A18522 Mycenae, located about 90 km southwest of Athens in modern Greece, was the center of a civilization that dominated much of the eastern Mediterranean during the Late Bronze Age. As the Mycenaeans engaged in trade throughout the region, it was only natural that their goods would pass through the city of Megiddo. Numerous luxury ceramic vessels, figurines, and even carved ivory found at the site attest to this interaction. THE POWERFUL CITY-STATE OF Mycenaean ceramics were generally of excellent craftsmanship, featuring very fine clay and a high technical standard of production.
This stand was found in fragmentary condition inside of one of the many perimeter rooms which surrounded the central courtyard of the palace. Extensive restoration work was conducted, including the significant reconstruction of missing elements. THIS LARGE SACRIFICIAL OFFERING stand The stand itself may be a model of a shrine or temple structure. The style of painted decoration on this offering stand is particularly interesting because it reflects one of the most characteristic traditions of artistic motifs used on ceramic vessels in the Late Bronze Age in the southern Levant, here rendered on a religious artifact.
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