Art/ Collection/ Art Object


Iron Age II
ca. late 8th–7th century B.C.
Levant, Lachish (modern Tell ed-Duweir)
1.75 in. (4.45 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Harris D. and H. Dunscombe Colt, 1934
Accession Number:
Not on view
1932-33, excavated by James Leslie Starkey on behalf of The Wellcome-Marston Archaeological Research Expedition to the Near East; 1933, ceded to H. Dunscombe Colt in the division of finds as a result of his financial contribution to the expedition; acquired by the Museum in 1934, gift of Harris D. and H. Dunscombe Colt.

“Dedication for the Lois Dowdle Cobb Museum of Archaeology.” Cobb Institute of Archaeology, Starkville, Mississippi, October 17, 1975–December 1, 1975.

Bull, Ludlow and Maurice S. Dimand. 1935. "Antiquities from Palestine." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 30 (2), p. 44.

Magrill, Pamela. 2006. A Researcher's Guide to the Lachish Collection in the British Museum. The British Museum Research Publication 161. London: The British Museum, p. ix.
Related Objects

Open bowl

Date: ca. 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D. Medium: Ceramic, paint Accession: 1977.234.12 On view in:Gallery 406

Nude female figure

Date: ca. 8th–7th century B.C. Medium: Ceramic Accession: 34.126.53 On view in:Gallery 406

Dead Sea Scroll jar

Date: ca. 2nd century B.C. Medium: Ceramic Accession: 64.26a, b On view in:Gallery 406

Jar handle with a seal impression

Date: ca. late 8th–7th century B.C. Medium: Ceramic Accession: 34.126.67 On view in:Gallery 406

Fragment of a shell with a sculpted female head

Date: ca. 7th century B.C. Medium: Shell (Tridacna squamosa) Accession: 55.65.12 On view in:Gallery 406