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Funerary Stele

The seated couple is shown in a typical "dining scene." The husband is holding a wheat stalk and bunch of grapes and the wife is holding a spindle in one hand and a cup in the other. The basalt stele is about 94 cm in height 81 cm in width. Stylistically a date in the 9th century BCE has been suggested. It was previously in the Borowski Collection. Currently in the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem.


photo from pompanon.fr

Literature:
Bonatz, D. Syro-hethitische Grabdenkmal, Mainz, 2000. (C 22)
Muscarella, (ed.), Ladders to Heaven: Art treasures from the Lands of the Bible, Toronto, 1981: 264 (no. 228).

Image sources:
pompanon.fr.