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Wine Decanter, 7th-6th century BCE

Wine Decanter

Wine decanter stamped with a rosette uncovered by Yigal Shiloh’s excavations of Area G in the City of David. Believed to have belonged to one of the last kings of Judah.

A rosette stamped on the handle of a wine decanter fragment indicates that it was the property of an important figure; the fragment dates to the late seventh or early sixth century BCE.

Royal Rosettes- Fit for a King, Jane M. Cahill, BAR 23-05, Sep-Oct 1997.

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